Jihan Hafiz Reporting from Cairo
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
Creative and cultural resistance has played a major role in Egypt’s ongoing Revolution
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.
Systematic attacks targeting female protesters in Tahrir square have forced an ugly epidemic into the national spotlight.
Egypt’s ‘wild west’ has descended into chaos according to the Military Council and newly Elected President Mohammed Morsi following deadly border attacks. However, residents of the border towns express lawlessness has been a way of life for them in a region where the police fled after the revolution. Some tell TRNN off camera the military offensive will do nothing to ensure security and stability. The Egyptian government temporally opened the border for a few hours on Thursday and Friday to mostly Palestinian pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia. As of Saturday, the border was closed it indefinitely. The state media has hyped up the offensive as a national sensation, garnering the support of Egyptians sympathetic to the fallen soldiers. However, many residents in the border towns express to TRNN the attacks seem more of a charade as similar attacks have consistently plagued northern Sinai since the revolution. NOTE: Some of this video was secretly filmed as TRNN was denied access to shot the military and police. Special thanks to the generous and friendly people of al-Arish, Sheik Zuwaid, and Rafah. Video shot by Jihan Hafiz and Mohammed Gamal
Tension remains high in northern Sinai after armed assailants attacked five military checkpoints
The Muslim Brotherhood is blaming Israel for the deadly cross-border attack which killed 16 Egyptian soldiers. President Mohammed Morsi and Field Marshall Mohammed Hussein Tantawi flew to the border town Monday to rally the moral of troops. Hundreds of soldiers and police have been deployed throughout the cities of al-Arish and Rafah in response to the attacks. The Egyptian government is conducting a manhunt in Sinai in search of the assailants who escaped.
As Egypt lurches toward a civilian state, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pays a visit to the country’s civilian and military leaders. Clinton avoids blaming military for violent transitional period, despite $1.3 billion dollars in aid to the generals.
Egypt’s newly elected President Mohammed Morsi and the ruling military junta fight for power through country’s highest courts.
After a long week of nerve-racking suspense, Egyptians celebrate the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi in what was supposedly Egypt’s first free and fair elections. 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.
Tensions are high in Egypt as both presidential candidates claim victory before official election results are announced. Tens of thousands of protesters packed into Tahrir Square Friday night vowing another uprising if the pro-military candidate Ahmed Shafiq is announced president.
Egyptians speculate whether Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsy or former Mubarak PM Ahmed Shafiq won election after the military junta delays results
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.
Jihan Hafiz reports thousands of Egyptians hit the streets rejecting the disbanding of Parliament, as the Egyptian military is moving towards full dictatorship
Jihan Hifaz: Supreme Court disbands Parliament and brings back emergency powers; Real News crew temporarily detained
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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.
For the fourth consecutive day, Egyptians protesting the exoneration of key regime figures have settled into sit-ins. In the cities of Suez, Alexandria and Arish, organized sit-ins are growing in size and formulating their demands. Meanwhile, former presidential candidates deemed revolutionary by some joined in the demonstrations. On Monday, the former hopefuls spoke to protesters in the iconic Tahrir Square, proposing the formation of a presidential council that would rival the military junta’s elections. Political groups, organizations and campaigns endorsed a march of millions scheduled Tuesday afternoon.
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.