TRNN Egypt Bureau Reports

TRNN Egypt Bureau Reports




Former President Morsi Sentenced to Death
Seif Da'na, Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, says the former Egyptian President Morsi's death sentence and that of one-hundred others, has two dimensions: domestic and regional.

  May 20, 2015

Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, Member of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party Moments Before She was Killed by Riot Police in Cairo
Professor Seif Da'na explains that Shaimaa al-Sabbagh is a victim of the current struggle for legitimacy taking place in Egypt (1/3 Parts)

  February 8, 2015

Dropped Charges For Mubarak Yet Another Moment in the Counterrevolution
Maged Mandour, political analyst for Open Democracy, explains the political and economic power of the military in the Egyptian state

  December 2, 2014

Due Process 'Impossible' In Harsh Death Sentencing Of Over 500 Muslim Brotherhood Members
Journalist Mohamed Elmeshad says that hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death for a single death while many police officers still remain on trial for over a thousand killed during the Egyptian Revolution

  March 24, 2014

Egyptians Might Turn Against The Resurgent Security State If Economic Problems Are Not Addressed
Sharif Abdel Kouddous: U.S. strategic interests in Egypt have more to do with security of the Gulf than democracy, human rights, or rule of law

  February 5, 2014

Egyptians Approve Pro-Army Constitution
Mohamed Elmeshad: The adoption of a new Egyptian Constitution by a wide margin signals the public's willingness to return to military rule under General Sisi

  January 15, 2014

Egyptian Police are Filling Cairo Morgues with Protesters (WARNING: Graphic Photos)
Photo essay by Tim Eastman. Egypt's experiment in democracy ends in a massacre

  August 22, 2013

Pressure Mounts for US to Cut Aid to Egyptian Military
Robert Naiman: Legally the Obama administration is obligated to cut aid to Egypt after the military coup, and the longer the US waits to take a stand the less influence it yields to stop the Egyptian security forces brutal repression

  August 20, 2013

Mubarak Eyes Release As Egyptian Military Continues To Kill Protestors
Little has changed since 2011 revolution as police and military continue to massacre nonviolent opposition

  August 19, 2013

Why are Egyptian Liberals Celebrating a Massacre? - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
Pt 1 of 4. In a new episode of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Max Blumenthal discuss how the Egyptian military has manipulated the revolution and the Muslim Brotherhood to reestablish a dictatorship by the generals

  August 18, 2013

Egyptian Military Engineers Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Media Campaign, Sways Public Favor to Intervene in Sit-ins
Lina Attalah: Egyptian Ministry of Interior uses light presence of firearms to justify aggressive military action that killed more than 500 peaceful sit-ins, as Saudi and Qatari power dynamics play out behind the scenes

  August 15, 2013

Egyptian Military Creating Conditions for Dictatorship
Brutal slaughter of MB designed to create a violent response and justify military rule

  August 14, 2013

More than 70 Morsi Supporters Killed As Military Clampdown Tightens
Military carries out second major massacre of Muslim Brotherhood supporters as fears increase of escalating violence and a return of widespread political repression

  July 29, 2013

Semantics of Coup Splits Egyptians & World Leaders
Turkish PM Erdogan refuses meeting with Egypt VP ElBaradei, as liberal opposition remains silent over undemocratic practices of military rule

  July 19, 2013

Egyptian Military Moves Against Al Jazeera as Journalists Resign Alleging Qatari Influence
Pro and Anti-Morsi Leadership Accuse Each Other of Alliance with US

  July 11, 2013

New Egypt PM & Army Set To Keep Egypt on Neo-Liberal Track
Zeinab Abul Magd: With an Egyptian military that has strong ties to foreign investors and a newly appointed liberal economist PM, Egypt can expect more of the same Mubarak-era economics

  July 10, 2013

On Shifting Ground: Tensions High As Egypt Names New PM
TRNN Cairo correspondent Jihan Hafiz describes tense mood in Egypt after massacre, excessive force by military leaves many in denial of army's past human rights record

  July 10, 2013

Over 50 Killed in Egypt As Country Braces for More Violence
Mohamed Elmeshad: More than 50 Members of the Muslim Brotherhood Killed in Attacks, Many Believe Egyptian Army Responsible

  July 8, 2013

Violent Clashes Shake Post-Morsi Egypt
Mohamed Elmeshad: Beyond the violence, army and some business elite play interlocked role in bloody clashes

  July 5, 2013

Egyptian Army Ousts Pres. Morsi From Power In Face Of Popular Protests
Gilbert Achcar Pt.2: Egyptians continue to face long road ahead to more democratic institutions, just economic policies and freedom from US influence over the armed forces

  July 4, 2013

Egyptian Army Ousts Pres. Morsi From Power In Face Of Popular Protests
Gilbert Achcar Pt.1: Morsi removed by military coup but Egyptians should not expect improvements in socioeconomic conditions

  July 3, 2013

Egyptian Army Coup Topples President Morsi
Jubilation in the streets as Army removes Pres. Morsi and suspends constitution, some Egyptian TV stations shutdown by military forces

  July 4, 2013

US & Qatar Play Hidden, Key Role in Possible Morsi Coup
Mohamed Elmeshad: US & Qatar strongly backed Morsi, but with growing protests future of Morsi's presidency looks dim

  July 2, 2013

Egyptian Pres. Morsi Strikes Down Army's Ultimatum While Deadline Quickly Approaches
Journalists Rania Al Malky & Mohamed Elmeshad discuss the potential for a coup and whether new elections would delay democracy and usher military rule

  July 2, 2013

Egyptian Army Threatens Coup Against President Morsi
As millions take to the street across Egypt calling for President's ouster, the Army threatens to take action if Morsi fails to reach agreement with protestors in 48 hours

  July 1, 2013

Massive Protests Across Egypt Demand President Morsi's Resignation
Lina Attalah: Millions expected to protest across Egypt demanding new elections as pro-Morsi forces stage counter demonstrations - fear that army may intervene and re-establish direct control

  June 30, 2013

Revolutionary Culture in Cairo
Creative and cultural resistance has played a major role in Egypt's ongoing Revolution

  May 15, 2013

Egyptian Debt Threatens Tahrir Square's Promise of Freedom
As the U.S and the IMF apply pressure to the Egyptian government to cut public spending and pay a high interest rate on debts incurred during the previous regime, the Egyptian government targets international NGOs with repressive policies

  March 3, 2013

Clashes Erupt as Egyptians Commemorate Mubarak's Ousting
Over a hundred people injured, and one child killed as police violence mars the fall of Mubarak two years ago. Protesters enraged over continued repression vow to stay in the streets.

  February 12, 2013

Sexual Harassment of Women is State Sponsored Say Egyptian Women
Systematic attacks targeting female protesters in Tahrir square have forced an ugly epidemic into the national spotlight.

  February 8, 2013

Two Years On, Egyptian Revolution Caught in Violent Past
Egypt still reeling from January 25th anniversary violence, as police brutality moves some revolutionaries to abandon peaceful protests. Over 60 people have been killed across country, hundreds more injured, detained and still missing. Police torture leaves multiple detainees fighting for their lives in hospitals, while one activist died Monday morning after subjected to savage police torture. Attacks on police stations and government institutions are on the rise.

  February 5, 2013

Egypt and the Revolt Against Morsi
Omar Dahi: Cities along the Suez canal are revolting against the betrayal of the revolution by Morsi and the lack of meaningful economic reform

  January 5, 2013

Fighting in the streets
Mosireen Media Collective in Cairo. Mobile device users have to download the YouTube player and turn closed captions on. watch on youtube

  December 18, 2012

Constitutional Vote Polarizes Egypt
Unofficial results show central Cairo voted against the constitution while rural regions, where the ruling Muslim Brotherhood wields influence, voted in favor

  December 17, 2012

Mass Protests in Egypt Demand Morsi Cancel Referendum
Mayssoun Sukarieh: Many forces from the elite, workers, students and women have their own reasons for opposing new constitution

  December 12, 2012

Cotton Factory Workers Protest for Pay
Egypt Independent: Dozens of workers at the Minya branch of the Nile Ginning Company staged a sit-in in front of the Cabinet on 9 October to call for the payment of their overdue salaries.

  December 9, 2012

Morsy Orders Military to Maintain Security Until Referendum Complete
Egypt Independent: In the law, the president granted military officers all arrest powers assigned to the police

  December 9, 2012

Morsy Supporters March on Presidential Palace
Egypt Independent: Scores of supporters of President Mohamed Morsy marched on the presidential palace in Heliopolis on Wednesday, 5 December to support the president’s recent decisions

  December 9, 2012

Marchers Arrive in Tahrir to Protest Morsy's Constitutional Declaration
Egypt Independent: Tens of thousands of marchers flocked to Tahrir from several neighborhoods around Cairo on Tuesday to voice their rejection of President Mohamed Morsy's constitutional declaration and to call for the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly

  December 9, 2012

Tahrir Protesters Say Morsy Turning Into a Dictator
Egypt Independent: Protesters who staged a sit-in at Tahrir Square after a protest on Friday, 23 November say President Mohamed Morsy's constitutional declaration will establish a dictatorship

  December 9, 2012

Protesters Throng Cairo University in Support of Morsy's Constitutional Declaration
Egypt Independent: Hundreds of protesters marched from Amr Ibn al-Aas Mosque to Cairo University Saturday, joining other protesters demonstrating in support of President Mohamed Morsy's constitutional declaration.

  December 9, 2012

Dream TV Owner Blames Government for Channels’ Closure
Egypt Independent: Ahmed Bahgat, owner of Dream TV, organized a press conference on Saturday,17 November to highlight the legal status of the channel after Nilesat cut the channels’ satellite feed.

  December 9, 2012

Doctors Form Human Chain to Highlight Workplace Problems
Egypt Independent: Hundreds of doctors, joined by members of the Popular Current as well as members of other political groups and medical organizations, formed a human chain along Qasr al-Aini Street Thursday to protest working conditions for doctors and employees in the medical field.

  December 9, 2012

Political Figures Demand Balanced Constituent Assembly
Egypt Independent: Participants in a 4 November press conference criticize the Constituent Assembly's performance and call for reform of the constitution-writing body. Al-Masry Al-Youm organized the conference titled "A constitution for all Egyptians."

  December 9, 2012

Protesters in Tahrir call for dissolution of Constituent Assembly
Egypt Independent: Thousands of protesters on Friday flocked to Tahrir Square from around Cairo to participate in a rally titled “Egypt for all Egyptians.”

  December 9, 2012

"Morsi Must Go" Chant Thousands of Egyptians
Mass Protests Across Egypt demand President Morsi reverse power grabbing decree and many call for his resignation

  November 26, 2012

Ceasefire: Egypt Manages the Crisis; More US Arms for Israel
Vijay Prashad: Egypt brokers Gaza crisis working with US; Palestinians won't give up their struggle; There will be no accountability for Israel's illegal war

  November 22, 2012

Anti-US and Labor Protests Challenge Egyptian President
Lina Attalah: President Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood trying to navigate US alliance and growing economic crisis

  September 18, 2012

U.S. Nears $1 Billion Debt Relief Deal with Egypt's Islamist President
Lina Attalah: Agreement shows US and Egyptian Brotherhood have reached an understanding; President Morsi has consolidated power in alliance with new military leadership

  September 5, 2012

Water Crisis in Egypt
Ahram Online reports on the village of Saft Al-Laban in Giza where people are demanding running water as life gets more unbearable

  August 15, 2012

Egypt's 'Operation Eagle' Attempts to Restore Order in Lawless Sinai
Egypt's 'wild west' has descended into chaos according to the Military Council and newly Elected President Mohammed Morsi following deadly border attacks

  August 11, 2012

Military Police Checkpoints Attacked After Border Violence
Tension remains high in northern Sinai after armed assailants attacked five military checkpoints

  August 9, 2012

Power Struggle in Egypt Pins Muslim Brotherhood Against Military
Egypt's newly elected President Mohammed Morsi and the ruling military junta fight for power through country's highest courts.

  July 11, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi wins Egyptian Presidency
Revolutionaries separate of the Brotherhood believe, despite the new president, Egypt has a long way to go before democracy as the military junta retains its power.

  June 25, 2012

Protesters Flood Tahrir Square in Anticipation of Election Results
Tens of thousands of protesters packed into Tahrir Square Friday night vowing another uprising if the pro-military candidate Ahmed Shafiq is announced president.

  June 23, 2012

Egyptian Military Council Severely Restricts Authority of Newly Elected President
Egypt's military junta issued a constitutional declaration hours before results started coming in. The decree strips the newly elected president as commander of the armed forces, grants the generals legislative powers, and authorizes the army and police to detain anyone.

  June 18, 2012

The Egyptian "Soft Coup"
Jihan Hafiz reports thousands of Egyptians hit the streets rejecting the disbanding of Parliament, as the Egyptian military is moving towards full dictatorship

  June 16, 2012

Egypt Moves Towards Outright Dictatorship
Jihan Hifaz: Supreme Court disbands Parliament and brings back emergency powers; Real News crew temporarily detained

  June 14, 2012

What Men Say to Men Who Harass Women on the Streets (In Arabic)
83% of Egyptian women and 98% of foreign women in Egypt have been sexually harassed. Approximately half of those women face harassment every day.

  June 13, 2012

Marching in Memory of Khaled Said, Protesters Call For Election Boycott
"The Military Council is trying to stick us between two candidates, so we've created a third option: boycott the elections or spoil your vote"

  June 13, 2012

Egyptian Men and Women Protest Sexual Harassment
After several violent attacks against women in the heart of the revolutionary Tahrir Square, male and female activists organized a protest against an issue that is rarely talked about in Egypt.

  June 11, 2012

Protests Turn Into Occupations Throughout Egypt
For the fourth consecutive day, Egyptians protesting the exoneration of key regime figures have settled into sit-ins

  June 5, 2012

Mubarak Verdict Sparks Nationwide Protests
Tens of thousands of Egyptians retake Tahrir Square after the surprise verdict of their former President and key regime figures. Activists are calling for the reoccupation of Tahrir in a last push before the contested presidential elections to remove the military junta.

  June 2, 2012

Egypt Votes
Egyptians go to the polls in the first presidential elections since the fall of Mubarak, but are free and fair elections possible under military rule?

  May 24, 2012

Egyptians Vote in Historic Elections while Under Military Rule
Millions of Egyptians cast their ballot in what has been hailed as the country's first and free presidential elections

  May 23, 2012

Egyptians Watch First Ever Presidential Debate
The airing of the first presidential debate in the nation's history packed the coffee shops of downtown Cairo as Egyptians gathered to watch the two frontrunners trade barbs

  May 16, 2012

Abbaseya Aftermath and the Military Council's Reign of Terror
Hundreds of Egyptians were hunted down and detained, including over 20 journalists and medics.

  May 10, 2012

U.S. Financed Military Crushes Sit-in
Army soldiers violently crushed a week-long sit-in outside the Ministry of Defense, the headquarters of the ruling military junta.

  May 6, 2012

Egyptian Protesters Attacked by Military
Jihan Hafiz reports on today's events in Cairo (Full report expected on Sunday)

  May 4, 2012

Egyptian Workers' Struggle Continues
Thousands of workers fired at Shebin el-Kom factory, part of corrupt privatization deal

  May 1, 2012

Amr Moussa makes Bid for Egypt's Presidency
Mubarak's former foreign minister Amr Moussa, officially kicked off his campaign for the presidency in the backdrop of a sprawling slum and a colonial villa. While the international community seems to favor Moussa, on the Egyptian street, he's often referred to as the 'felool' or remnant of the former regime.

  April 24, 2012

Disqualifications narrow Egypt race to the Islamist and the 'Felool'
With the elections six weeks away, two candidates have emerged as favorites after ten others are disqualified.

  April 20, 2012

Military Backs Mubarak's Former Spy Chief Omar Suleiman for President
Candidates of the military and the Islamists expected to dominate Egyptian Presidential campaign

  April 10, 2012

Egyptians Denounce Fuel Shortage
People express their outrage at a gas station lineup in Minya, Upper Egypt

  April 2, 2012

A Glimpse into Rural Egypt
Support for Muslim Brotherhood and Military Council widespread despite growing economic insecurity plaguing the country

  March 8, 2012

Egyptians Call for National Strike and Civil Disobedience Marking Mubarak's Downfall
Religious authorities denounce strike while Egyptians march to Ministry of Defense demanding the regime relinquish power

  February 11, 2012

Doha Debates: Is Turkey a Bad Model for the New Arab States?
The Doha Debates takes on one possible model for Arab states

  February 5, 2012

More than 70 Killed in Port Said Soccer Stadium
Major protests across the country as police and military blamed for standing idly

  February 3, 2012

Thousands of Egyptians Call for End to Military Rule
Jihan Hafiz reports that on Jan 25th Anniversary of the revolution thousands of people across Egypt demand justice for the martyrs

  January 27, 2012

One Year After Egyptian Revolution, Military Dictatorship Lives On
Egyptian activists organize in preparation for Revolution anniversary

  January 24, 2012

Tahrir's Revolutionary Artists' Union
Reed Lindsay Reports from Cairo "People who can't read and write can convey their message using art and simple tools"

  February 9, 2012

Making Music with the Revolutionary Artists Union of Egypt
Reed Lindsay continues his series of interviews with artists in Tahrir square. This was shot before the most recent military crack down.

  January 4, 2012

Egypt's Revolutionary Artists' Union Revived in Tahrir Square
"We are here expressing ourselves using art, pencils and a paint brush"

  December 28, 2011

Outraged Egyptian Women Say "We Have No Fear"
Jihan Hafiz reports on a historic march of 10,000 women mobilized in central Cairo against military rule

  December 21, 2011

Battle Rages in Cairo as "Thugs" and Army Attack Protesters
TRNN Exclusive: Army attacks occupation of cabinet office, street fighting into the night, at least nine dead

  December 17, 2011

Egypt's Revolutionary Artists' Union Sing Out
Activist artists sing for the revolution

  December 13, 2011

Tahrir Protesters Denounce New Egyptian Cabinet
Activists vow to continue as revolution enters new phase

  December 11, 2011

Egypt and Another Day of Martyrs
Jihan Hafiz reports that protesters in Cairo vow to continue even as recent elections reduced their numbers

  December 7, 2011

Revolutionary Rap in Tahrir Square, Cairo
Reed Lindsey reports: Salman Abdul Aziz al-Balshi and Mohammad Mohammad Youssry mix music and politics in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.

  December 6, 2011

Egyptian Elections Show Brotherhood Strength, Tahrir Protesters Vow to Continue
Islamist parties appear to gain majority of votes as Tahrir protesters call for a mass action on Friday

  December 1, 2011

Egyptian Workers Strike and March Against Regime
Workers say repression getting worse as they fight for a minimum wage

  December 16, 2011

Egyptians Debate Elections as Protests Continue
Voters torn between boycotting elections until demands are met, and voicing their concerns at the ballot box

  November 28, 2011

Egyptian Protestors Vow to Resist U.S. Made Toxic Gas
Jihan Hafiz reports that in Cairo government forces unleash a powerful new form of tear gas against protestors

  November 26, 2011

Egyptian Protests Rage On
Egyptians say this is not a second revolution, it's a continuation of the first one

  November 23, 2011

Million Man March for a Civilian Led Government
“The Military Council is preserving the system which did not fall with Mubarak”

  November 22, 2011

Cairo Protests "To Save the Revolution"
Jihan Hafiz reports that dozens killed as Egyptians demand a civilian government

  November 21, 2011

Egyptians Document Tahrir Police Violence
From Cairo to Alexandria, Egyptians have captured images of rampant police violence using handheld video cameras and mobile phones

  November 21, 2011

Tens of thousands return to Tahrir for "Friday of One Demand"
Tens of thousands of protesters massed in central Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday for one of the biggest demonstrations since the January uprising that brought down President Hosni Mubarak.

  November 18, 2011

The Maspero Massacre: What Really Happened
28 killed and 30 awaiting military trials as protesters marched to state TV building

  November 15, 2011

Egyptians Protest Against Torture and Murder of Prisoner
Jihan Hafiz reports on mass protest demanding accountability for crimes against prisoners

  October 30, 2011

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