Archives: 2010

When reporting becomes activism

Al-Jazeera English website interviews Philip Rizk, Khaled Hamza and me on media and activism in Egypt. I’ll never get tired of repeating this: In a dictatorship, independent journalism by default becomes a form of activism, and the spread of information is essentially an act of agitation.

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Why I work for the NDP

Via Ahram Online: A conversation, on election day, with a driver working for the campaign of NDP candidate, Hisham Mostafa Khalil, in the Qasr el-Nil constituency, downtown Cairo.

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Police State

Security forces open fire and unleash criminal thugs (in plainclothes) on citizens denouncing electoral violations in Abu Humus.

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Street battles rock Egypt vote

What a day! If the regime has proven anything today, it is nothing but this: Elections do NOT change anything in this country, and the road to change will hardly be peaceful.

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