Interviews Egypt

Imprisoned activist Alaa Abd El Fattah speaks from Tora

Imprisoned activist Alaa Abd El Fattah speaks from Tora

Alaa and wife, Manal, with new baby in January 2012 On prisons as sites of violations, extremism and boredom Friday, August 21, 2015 By Ahdaf Souief Alaa Abd El Fattah, outspoken software tecchie, blogger and political activist, has spoken to the media for the first time since he began serving his latest sentence at Tora Prison. Abd El Fattah is serving a five-year prison sentence for being at a civil gathering in front of the Shura Council in November 2013 to protest a constitutional provision allowing the military to court-martial civilians.
Human rights in focus: Dalia Abdel Hameed

Human rights in focus: Dalia Abdel Hameed

The right to equal opportunities for women Wednesday, May 27, 2015 By Mai Shams El-Din After the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak, a group of feminist activists stood at the heart of Tahrir Square and made several demands concerning women’s rights and freedoms. They were met by insults and curses from passers-by and criticism from others, who maintained this was not the time for a conversation about women’s rights.
Art and revolution

Art and revolution

on 07 Novembre 2014. Interview with OMAR ROBERT HAMILTON (MOSIREEN COLLECTIVE) - by SARA MARCHESI and DUCCIO SCOTINI “We trust to each other's strength. Or we did. And we were strong, undefeatable, once. Now, more than ever, we must find that strength, that trust. If you ever saw hope in this revolution, if you ever gave someone a cigarette on a march, if you ever went home with ideas burning brighter than the tear gas in your lungs then now is the time to find that trust again.