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Egypt Revolution 2011

Protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Flickr: Jonathan Rashad (CC BY 2.0).

Protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Flickr: Jonathan Rashad (CC BY 2.0).

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Egyptians calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule captured the world's attention with mass protests from January 25, 2011, (#Jan25) across the country, especially in Cairo's central Tahrir Square which citizens occupied for more than two weeks. Originally inspired by the Tunisian uprisings that began in December 2010, the Egyptian protests now in turn inspire additional hope for change in the wider North African region and abroad.Initially, the government blocked the Internet and mobile phone communication, but news of arrests and police repression still circulated online. According to Human Rights Watch, police violence against protesters (especially tear gas canisters and rubber bullets fired at people's heads) led to the deaths of at least 300 people. Victory finally came on 11 February, when Hosni Mubarak, president for 30 years, stepped down.

Since the fall of the old regime, Egyptians have been struggling to build a new democratic one. For the first time in Egypt’s modern history millions of citizens participated in a referendum to put an end to the constitution they had during Mubarak’s era. There have been multiple protests and sit-ins even after Mubarak’s departure to ensure the remaining demands of the revolution are fulfilled, one of which is the trial of Mubarak and the pillars of his regime, which began in August 2011.

Some Egyptians believe the revolution is over, some want to continue the struggle for democracy, whilst others believe demonstrators should be forcibly stopped for the sake of the country’s economy and stability.

For more information on the 2011/12 Egypt parliamentary and presidential elections, visit our dedicated special coverage page.

If you have suggestions for us, please contact our Middle East and North Africa Editor, Amira Al-Hussaini.

What we do: Global Voices bloggers from the Middle East and North Africa report on how citizens use the Internet and social media to make their voices heard, often translating from Arabic. Check back for further developments to this page.


Global Voices Egypt Revolution 2011 Timeline

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Post Revolution

2012

11 Sep – Egypt: Teenager Confronts Militarization of Schools
21 Jun – Egypt: Mubarak Dies One More Time
10 Jun – Egypt: Is Mubarak Dead?
10 Jun – Egypt: Sexual Harassment as a Weapon Against Dissent?
02 Jun – Egypt: Life Imprisonment for Mubarak
17 Apr – Egypt: Campaign Against Compulsory Military Service Gains Momentum
05 Apr – Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood versus SCAF – the Fall of the Masks?

December 2011

30 Dec – Egypt: 2011 in Blog Posts
27 Dec – Egypt: Reaping Legal Victories as the Revolution Continues
21 Dec – Egypt: Free Maikel Nabil Sanad – A Prisoner of Conscience
20 Dec – Arab World: Global Voices Bridges on Twitter
20 Dec – Egypt: Women Rally for Dignity
18 Dec – Egypt: Women Against SCAF – Who Wins?
17 Dec – Egypt: Tahrir Square Burning
06 Dec – Egypt/Libya: Questions on Minorities Freedom After the Revolution

November 2011

24 Nov – Egypt: Popular Justice Tackles Police Brutality
21 Nov – Egypt: The Revolution is Back!
21 Nov – Egypt: Revolutionaries Shrug at Cabinet Resignation
21 Nov – Egypt: Battle for Tahrir Continues for Third Day
19 Nov – Egypt: Have Activists and Journalists Been Targeted in Tahrir Square Clearing?
19 Nov – Egypt: Ultras Push Police Back as the Battle for Tahrir Continues
16 Nov – Egypt: Commemorating 40 Years of Pope Shenouda on Twitter
15 Nov – Arab World: Is the NYPD “Pulling a Mubarak?”
13 Nov – Egypt: Homosexuals to Occupy Tahrir on January 1
13 Nov – Egypt: Plight of Bloggers Continues at Military Courts
13 Nov – Egypt: Why Free Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah?
13 Nov – Egypt: Free Speech on Military Trial in Post-Revolution Egypt
06 Nov – Egypt: All Set for Parliamentary Elections 2011
04 Nov – Egypt: Men Should Wear the Veil!
02 Nov – Egypt: SCAF – The Last Pillar of the House!?
02 Nov – Egypt: Salafis Cover Up Alexandria Mermaid Statue
01 Nov – Egypt: Blogger Maikel Nabil Military Trial Postponed

October 2011

28 Oct – Egypt: Yet Another Case of Post-Revolution Torture
26 Oct – Egypt: Revolution Call Renewed After Khaled Said Murder Trial Verdict
24 Oct – Egypt: Catch the Former Regime Remnants
23 Oct – Egypt: Watching the Tunisian Elections
12 Oct – Egypt: Mourning the Heros of Maspero's Battle

September 2011

10 Sep – Egypt: Lebanese Blogger and Activist Denied Entry and Deported
09 Sep – Egypt: Protesters Bring Down Israel Embassy Security Wall and Flag
06 Sep – Egypt: Scuffles Break Out Inside and Outside Mubarak Trial
01 Sep – Global Voices Podcast 3: Ripple Effects of the Arab Uprisings

August 2011

31 Aug – Egypt: Using Twitter to Help a Cairo Community
27 Aug – Egypt: Victories of Civilians Against Military Trials
16 Aug – Egypt: The Verb “To Mubarak”
02 Aug – Egypt: Scenes from Monday's Crackdown on Tahrir Square

July 2011

24 Jul – Egypt: Clashes in Abbasseya
08 Jul – Egypt: Why July 8?

June 2011

30 Jun – Egypt: Khaled Saeed Murder Trial Postponed
29 Jun – Egypt: The Battle of Tahrir Rages
28 Jun – Egypt: Sawiris and the Niqabi Minnie Mouse
27 Jun – Egypt: Commemorating the Struggle Against Systematic Torture
23 Jun – Egypt: A Decade of Street Activism Discussed at Tweet Nadwa
13 Jun – Egypt: Exploring Twitter’s Potential on the Ground
13 Jun – Egypt: The Story of the Israeli Spy in Cairo
09 Jun – Egypt: When Citizen Media Did What Mainstream Media Wouldn't
07 Jun – Egypt: Khaled Said’s Legacy Still Thrives
06 Jun – Egypt: IMF Deal Sparks Controversy
06 Jun – Palestine: Hopes Dashed as Rafah Crossing Stays Closed
06 Jun – Egypt: Khaled Said, One Year Later
03 Jun – Egypt: V for Verifiying Virginity
01 Jun – Egypt: Breaking Red Lines; Speaking Up Against the Military Tribunals

May 2011

28 May – Egypt: Opening of Rafah Crossing with Gaza
28 May – Egypt: Mubarak Fined for Internet Blackout during Revolution
27 May – Egypt: Gearing Up for a Second Revolutionary Round
24 May – Egypt: A Day for Criticizing the Military
22 May – Egypt: Brutal Army Crackdown of Nakba Day Protests in Cairo
18 May – Egypt: I Unfollowed Ghonim Because …
17 May – Egypt: Online Campaigns to Release Arrested Protesters Underway
06 May – Egypt: All Causes Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

April 2011

27 Apr – Egypt: Gigi Ibrahim on The Daily Show
16 Apr – Egypt: “I really sympathize with Mubarak”
15 Apr – Egypt: Gene Sharp Taught Us How To Revolt!
15 Apr – Egypt: Mubarak in Detention
12 Apr – Egypt: “We are all Maikel Nabil”
10 Apr – Egypt: Crackdown on Tahrir After “Cleansing Friday”
10 Apr – Egypt: “Cleansing Friday” in Tahrir Square Reboots the Revolution
09 Apr – Egypt: Debating the Role of the Media in Covering Blogger's Arrest
06 Apr – Egypt: Basboussa for President!

March 2011

28 Mar – Egypt: Football Before and After the Revolution
25 Mar – Egypt: The Constitutional Amendments
21 Mar – Video: Time Lapse Mapping the Global Protests and Uprisings
12 Mar – Egypt: Leaked Documents Reveal Dirty Games of Former Regime
09 Mar – Arab World: How Much Does Internet Access Matter?
07 Mar – Egypt: Storming State Security
06 Mar – Egypt: The Day the Secrets Were Revealed (Videos)
05 Mar – Egypt: Ayman Nour's Stolen Mobile and False Tweet
04 Mar – Egypt: A TV Show that Ended a Prime Minister's Career

February 2011

26 Feb – Egypt: Revolution's not over, Army attacks protestors
26 Feb – Egypt: Is Feb25 the Restart Button for the Egyptian Revolution?
21 Feb – Arab World: The Great Social Media Debate
20 Feb – Arab World: The Uprisings Continue
19 Feb – Middle East: The Dictator's Handbook now in Bahrain
15 Feb – Egypt: The Guy Behind Omar Suleiman
14 Feb – Zimbabwe: Zimbabweans celebrate with Egyptians
14 Feb - Iran: “Al Jazeera, Please Cover Iran as you did in Egypt”
14 Feb - Israel: A Music Video Celebrating Egypt's New Freedom
14 Feb – Egypt: Freedom Party Continues (Videos)
12 Feb – Egypt: Cleaning Tahrir
12 Feb – Egypt: Liberation Square on Liberation Day
12 Feb – Egypt: The Moment of Triumph

Day Eighteen

11 Feb – Iran: Hope, Joy, Envy as Egypt Breaks Free
11 Feb – Egypt: Mubarak's Resignation Celebrations Continue
11 Feb – Egypt: The World Rejoices as Mubarak Resigns
11 Feb – Egypt: Kareem Amer is Free

Day Seventeen

10 Feb – Egypt: Tweeps Will Only Rejoice When they Bring the Regime Down
10 Feb – Egypt: RIP General Saad El Din El Shazly
10 Feb – Egypt: A List of Demands from Tahrir Square
10 Feb – Egypt: Children, Fish and Cats Ask Mubarak to Leave

Day Sixteen

09 Feb – Egypt: Tamer Hosni Changes Sides?
09 Feb – Egypt: Hunt Continues for Blogger Kareem Amer
09 Feb – Egypt: Away from the Press, Netizens Report a Massacre in Kharga
09 Feb – Egypt: Strike! Strike! Strike!

Day Fifteen

08 Feb – Egypt: A Star Shines on Tahrir Square
08 Feb – Egypt: Massive Protests Continue on Day 15

Day Fourteen

07 Feb – Egypt: Our Hero, Wael Ghonim
07 Feb – Egypt: Wael Ghonim Released?
07 Feb – Egypt: The KFC Revolution
07 Feb – Egypt: Tahrir Square's Mini Utopia

Day Thirteen

06 Feb – Egypt: I am writing for the sake of history
06 Feb – Egypt: My 73-year-old Father at Tahrir
06 Feb – Egypt: Remembering Egypt's Martyrs
06 Feb – Egypt: Welcoming a New Country
06 Feb – Egypt: Dreaming of a Better Tomorrow
06 Feb – Egypt: Remembering Egypt's Martyrs

Day Twelve

05 Feb – Egypt: Citizen Media Exposes Violence During Media Blackout (Graphic)
05 Feb – Egypt: Is Amr Moussa an Acceptable Alternative to Mubarak?
05 Feb – Egypt: Did Mubarak Resign as Head of the Ruling NDP?
05 Feb – Egypt: Tahrir Square Calm Once Again
05 Feb – Egypt: Mubarak Has Changed His Facebook Status to ‘It's Complicated’

Day Eleven

04 Feb – Egypt: The Day of (Almost) Departure
04 Feb – Egypt: Wael Abbas, Arrested by Army, then Released
04 Feb – Egypt: Inside Tahrir Square
04 Feb – Egypt: When Pictures Speak Louder than Words
04 Feb – Egypt: Rapping the Revolution
04 Feb – Egypt: Chants getting Louder in Tahrir Square

Day Ten

03 Feb – Egypt: Clashes on Video
03 Feb – Egypt: War Waged on Press, Human Rights Defenders
03 Feb – Egypt: Sandmonkey Back, Human Rights Activists Held
03 Feb – Egypt: Five Killed in Tahrir Square as Egyptians Day 10 Protests Begin

Day Nine

02 Feb – Egypt: Clashes in Tahrir Square in the Words of Bloggers
02 Feb – Egypt: The Battle of the Thugs Continues
02 Feb – Egypt: Pro-Mubarak Demonstrators! Really!?
02 Feb – Egypt: Back Online, a GV Author Shares His Story
02 Feb – Egypt: Back Online
02 Feb – Egypt: World Horrified as Full Scale Attack Launched on Protesters

Day Eight

01 Feb – Egypt: Thugs Unleashed to Terrorise Protesters
01 Feb – Egypt: “We Want Mubarak to Go Now!”
01 Feb – Egypt: Millions March Across Egypt, Calling on Mubarak to Step Down
01 Feb – Egypt: Protesting Women Celebrated Online
01 Feb – Egypt: Mubarak is Strangling Us, as Banks Remain Closed and Food Runs Out
01 Feb – Egypt: Live from Cairo
01 Feb – Egypt: International Support Mounts, as Egyptians Begin March
01 Feb – Egypt: Egyptologist Blogger Surveys Museum Damage
01 Feb – A Voice in the Blackout, Thanks to Google and Twitter
01 Feb – Egypt: Cheering on the Million Man March

Day Seven

31 Jan – Egypt: Last ISP Goes Offline, Fears of Losing Mobile Networks
31 Jan – Egypt: On Twitter, the Search for Wael Ghonim

Day Six

30 Jan – Egypt: Sixth Day of Uprising Tweeted
30 Jan – Egypt: “We Are No Longer Afraid”
30 Jan – Egypt: El Baradei – Protesters’ Friend or Foe?
30 Jan – Military Jets Fly Over Protesters as US Policy Questioned
30 Jan – Egypt: Solidarity Pours in from Around the World (Videos)
30 Jan – Egypt: Trouble for Mubarak as Protests Continue
30 Jan – Egypt: The World is Watching

Day Five

29 Jan – Egypt: Government Thugs involved in Looting, Lawlessness
29 Jan – Egypt in Photographs: From the Streets of Cairo
29 Jan – Egypt: When Mubarak's Speech Fires Back
29 Jan – Egypt: Demonstrations Continue for Fifth Day

Day Four

28 Jan – Egypt: Citizen Videos Manage to Bypass Blockage
28 Jan – Egypt: Is the Army on the People's Side?
28 Jan – Egypt: Visualizing Topics Shared on Twitter
28 Jan – Egypt: Videos Are Worth a Million Words
28 Jan – Egypt: Information getting out despite information blackout
28 Jan – Egypt: Tweeting the Protests Continues
28 Jan – Egypt: “The People Will Bring the Regime Down!”
28 Jan -Egypt: Countdown for Day of Rage Continues
28 Jan – Egypt: Netizens Rise for the Support of Egyptians on their Day of Rage

Day Three

27 Jan – Egypt: An Internet Black Hole
27 Jan – Egypt: Reports of Police Brutality, Arrests and Live Ammunition
27 Jan – Egypt: Friday is the Day of Anger
27 Jan – Egypt: Twittering from the Rooftops
27 Jan – Egypt: What is Happening in Suez?

Day Two

26 Jan – Egypt: After Twitter, Facebook Now Blocked
26 Jan – Egypt: Night Falls, After Day of Rage

Day One

25 Jan – Egypt: January 25 Protests in Videos
25 Jan – Egypt: The January 25 Demonstrations in Photographs
25 Jan – Egypt: Twitter Blocked as Demonstrations Continue
25 Jan – Egypt: Tweeting the Day of the Revolution

Before January 25

23 Jan 2011 – Egypt: Will January 25 be the Day of the Egyptian Intifada?
15 Jun 2010 – Egypt: My Name Was Khaled and I Was Not a Terrorist
10 Jun 2010 – Egypt: Khaled Said – An Emergency Murder by an Emergency Law
25 May 2010 – Egypt: On Street Activists and Citizen Journalists
6 Apr 2010 – Egypt: Crackdown on Peaceful Pro-Democracy Protests
7 Apr 2009 – Egypt: April 6 – A Day of Anger
9 Apr 2008 – Egypt: Bloggers on the Frontline
7 Apr 2008 – Egypt: A Wake Up Strike

Global Reactions

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14 Feb – Zimbabwe: Zimbabweans celebrate with Egyptians
14 Feb - Iran: “Al Jazeera, Please Cover Iran as you did in Egypt”
14 Feb - Israel: A Music Video Celebrating Egypt's New Freedom
11 Feb – Iran: Hope, Joy, Envy as Egypt Breaks Free
11 Feb – Jordan: Celebrating Mubarak's Departure
08 Feb – Iran: Protesting in the name of Egypt and Tunisia
07 Feb – Russia: Bloggers React, Reflect On Egypt Protests
04 Feb – Egypt: The View from Jordan
04 Feb – Qatar: Al Jazeera Cairo Office Burnt by Thugs, Arabic Website Hacked
04 Feb – ‘You're next, Kim Jong-il!’ Korean Peninsula Watches Egypt
04 Feb – Jordan: Demonstrations for Egypt, against PM
04 Feb – Kenya: To protest or not to protest?
03 Feb – Southeast Asia: Reactions to Egypt protests
03 Feb – Yemen: Thousands Protest on Day of Rage
02 Feb – Poland: Reactions to Evacuation of Polish Tourists From Cairo
02 Feb – Qatar: Down with Mubarak, residents say
02 Feb – Africa: Will there be “Jasmine Revolution” in Sub-Saharan Africa?
02 Feb – Japan: Reflecting on the protest in Egypt
02 Feb – South Asia: Impact Of The Egypt Protests
02 Feb – Latin America: Drawing Parallels with Egypt
02 Feb – Portugal: Reflections on Egypt
01 Feb – Arab World: A Revolution Time-Table
01 Feb – Lebanon: Vocal support for Egyptian protestors
31 Jan – USA: “We Want Our Al Jazeera!”
31 Jan – Iran: “Our friend Mr. ElBaradei” in Egypt
31 Jan – Iraq: A Salute to the People of Egypt
31 Jan – Saudi Arabia: Netizens Support Egyptians in their Uprising
31 Jan – Israel: Social Media Offers Alternative Egypt Commentary
30 Jan – Sudan: People's Revolution in the Making?
30 Jan – China: Bridging news on Egypt (Advocacy)
30 Jan – Maldives: In Solidarity with Egypt
30 Jan – USA: Voices of Support for Egyptian Protesters
29 Jan – Qatar: Qaradawi to Mubarak: “You are blind, deaf and dumb”
29 Jan – Lebanon: Protest in Support of Egypt
28 Jan – Iran: Egypt Uprising a Vivid Reminder of Iran's Green Movement
27 Jan – Syria: Internet Users Race to Support Egyptian Protestors
27 Jan – Israel: Bloggers Eye Gaza as Egypt Unrest Spreads through Sinai
27 Jan – Arab World: New Media and the Egyptian Demonstrations

Focus: Censorship

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09 Apr – Egypt: Debating the Role of the Media in Covering Blogger's Arrest
09 Mar – Arab World: How Much Does Internet Access Matter?
03 Feb – Egypt: War Waged on Press, Human Rights Defenders
03 Feb – Egypt: Sandmonkey Back, Human Rights Activists Held
02 Feb – Egypt: Back Online, a GV Author Shares His Story
02 Feb – Egypt: Back Online
01 Feb – Egypt: A Voice in the Blackout, Thanks to Google and Twitter
31 Jan – Egypt: Last ISP Goes Offline, Fears of Losing Mobile Networks
30 Jan -Egypt: Al Jazeera Cairo Bureau Shut
30 Jan – Maldives to Egypt: Can a Revolution be Censored?
30 Jan – China: Bridging news on Egypt (Advocacy)
28 Jan – Internet Security Savvy Critical as Egypt Government Blocks Websites, Arrests Activists
26 Jan – Egypt: After Twitter, Facebook Now Blocked
25 Jan – Egypt: Twitter Blocked as Demonstrations Continue

Resources

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Twitter

For the latest updates follow the Global Voices Twitter List: Egypt Revolution 2011.

Key Tweeters: Al Jazeera Egypt reporters | Mibazaar- Geotagging of tweets, video etc

Hashtags: #Jan25 | #Egypt | #Mubarak | #Tahrir


Infographics

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Egypt Twitter Influence Network. Infographic by @kovasboguta.

Egypt Twitter Influence Network. Infographic by @kovasboguta.

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Photos

04 Feb – Egypt: The View from Jordan
04 Feb – Egypt: When Pictures Speak Louder than Words
29 Jan – Egypt in Photographs: From the Streets of Cairo

Videos

Video hosting site YouTube's CitizenTube is full of videos submitted by netizens in Egypt and curated by Storyful.

04 Feb – Egypt: The View from Jordan
03 Feb – Egypt: Clashes on Video
30 Jan – Egypt: Solidarity Pours in from Around the World
28 Jan – Egypt: Videos Are Worth a Million Words
28 Jan – Egypt: Citizen Videos Manage to Bypass Blockage
25 Jan – Egypt: January 25 Protests in Videos


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