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Nermeen Edrees

An Egyptian female, typical Gemini with all her ups and downs. In the morning I work in a international bank in Egypt, and after hours I do my best to discover the world as much as I can. I wake up every day to chase the sun with ribbons undone.

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Latest posts by Nermeen Edrees

6 July 2013

Egypt says: “It is NOT a Coup”

The US meddling in Egyptian affairs – and the coverage of news networks, particularly CNN, of the political developments in Egypt – came under fire last night. The ousting of...

19 June 2013

Egyptians Plan Protests for #June30 to Topple Muslim Brotherhood Rule

Egyptians are back to the drawing board, planning protests for June 30, to “topple the regime.” The date, being circulated on social media under the hashtag #June30, marks the first...

29 November 2012

Egypt: Down with The Tyrant – Take Three!!

In what is being described as the third wave of the Egyptian revolution, Egyptians across the country and not only Cairo took to the streets again to make a strong...

18 March 2012

Egypt: RIP Pope Shenouda III

Yesterday, the sun set on Egypt with a somber note - Pope Shenouda III, the Head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, had died after a long severe battle of...

18 December 2011

Egypt: Women Against SCAF – Who Wins?

The world woke up today to see that Egypt had made the headlines again with a photograph of military officers ferociously beating a veiled girl and stripping her off her...

12 October 2011

Egypt: Mourning the Heros of Maspero's Battle

Egyptians are pulling together after a bout of violence at the state television building Maspero, engineered to pit Muslim against Christian and vice versa. Nermeen Edrees sums up netizens' reactions.

27 August 2011

Egypt: Victories of Civilians Against Military Trials

Activists are pulling all the stops online - and on the ground - to draw attention to civilians put on trial in military courts, following the Egyptian revolution. Nermeen Edrees...

3 June 2011

Egypt: V for Verifiying Virginity

Following the appalling confirmation that virginity tests were conducted on female protesters who were detained during the Egyptian revolution, rage has been expressed by both women and men. Many cannot...

27 May 2011

Egypt: Gearing Up for a Second Revolutionary Round

Egypt will not sleep tonight in preparation for its Second Day of Anger. Following Mubarak's ousting, many feel that the demands raised since the start of the January 25 revolution...

29 April 2011

Egypt: Graffiti – For a Colorful Revolution and an Undying Memory

From the early days of the Egyptian revolution, protesters adopted their ancestors way of documenting the glorious days, documenting the days of the revolutions on the walls of Tahrir Square...

4 February 2011

Egypt: Inside Tahrir Square

Over the past 10 days the way to Tahrir (Liberation) Square, in down town Cairo, has always been the most dangerous of all (literally and figuratively). However inside the “field”,...

24 January 2010

Egypt: Engulfed by Floods!

Over the past few days, several Egyptian governorates and cities have been engulfed by a severe wave of flash floods and heavy rains. Bloggers react to the calamity.

24 July 2009

Egypt: “Fifty-seven years after the coup and we still are not able cope”

On the 57th anniversary of their revolution, Egyptians are still evaluating and debating how this historic event that started with the military coup d’etat has changed the their lives, and...

19 June 2009

Egypt: Between the Swine Flu and Approaching Plague

Terror and panic have gripped many Egyptians after the first case of H1N1 influenza, or Swine Flu, was detected in the country. The panic had actually started before the virus...

23 May 2009

Egyptian Tycoon Sentenced to Death

Egyptians witnessed the most unexpected verdict in the history of their judiciary system: Billionaire Hesham Talaat Moustafa, along with his hired hitman Mohsen El Sokary, have both been sentenced to...

19 May 2009

Egypt: El Korba Annual Festival Allows City's True Beauty to Shine

El Korba, one of the oldest Cairene districts, celebrated its fifth peace festival on Friday. Many Heliopolis and Cairo residents from different districts await this annual event, where they can...

18 April 2009

Egypt: Filmmaker's struggle finally pays off

Egyptian cinema-goers will finally be able to watch Ibrahim El Batout’s film Ein Shams [Ar] (Eye of the Sun) as an Egyptian movie at the end of this month -...

8 March 2009

Egyptians Against Ugliness: Online Campaign Against the Maadi Billboards

Maadi residents woke up to huge billboards posted on the entrances to their district. One blogger takes the initiative to protest the new development online, and rally supporters to introduce...

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