Egypt and Revolution: Sampsonia Way’s Coverage from 2011
Today, January 25 marks the one-year anniversary of the “Day of Revolt,” the series of protests against Hosni Mubarak’s government that marked the start of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Mubarak resigned last February and is now standing trial against separate charges of corruption and ordering security forces to kill over 800 protesters. At the same time, Egypt is holding its first parliamentary elections since the military government took control in the president’s absence, and over 1,000 political prisoners have been released or pardoned this week, including blogger Maikel Nabil.
Despite these seemingly positive developments, large-scale protests in Tahrir Square have continued, with protesters, activists, reporters, bloggers, and dissidents alike remaining skeptical about Egypt’s political future.
Here Sampsonia Way presents a slide show of the highlights from our 2011 coverage of the Egyptian Revolution. This includes interviews with journalists, bloggers, and writers, as well as personal statements from imprisoned activists, among other articles.