أرشيف التصنيف: Egypt

Prison Flees: Reflections on Alaa, Activism, and Community

Adapted from Alaa’s own Twitter icon by Hugh D’Andrade. Free for reuse.
Adapted from Alaa’s own Twitter icon by Hugh D’Andrade. Free for reuse.

By Lina Attalah, Chief Editor, Mada Masr.

He has two hours of fresh air and 22 hours of cell air.

He discusses the constitution draft with other inmates from across the wall of his cell.

And then he reads. He mostly reads.

He is not receiving letters this time. Letters are barred.
متابعة قراءة Prison Flees: Reflections on Alaa, Activism, and Community

On Alaa, Learning, and the Struggle

Alaa and Manal. Photo by Lilian Wagdy via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)
Alaa and Manal. Photo by Lilian Wagdy via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Egyptian activist, blogger, and GV Advox friend Alaa Abd El Fattah is currently in prison because of his work as an activist. This essay originally appeared on Jillian C. York's personal blog.
متابعة قراءة On Alaa, Learning, and the Struggle

Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Detained for 15 Days Pending Military Investigation

This post was originally published on Global Voices Advocacy by Rasha Abdulla. Alaa Abdel Fattah was a participant at the Arab Bloggers Meeting, less than four weeks ago.

Egypt’s veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah (@alaa) was detained today (Sunday, Oct. 30) for 15 days pending investigation after refusing to be interrogated by a military investigator, insisting on his right to be tried before a civil court.

متابعة قراءة Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Detained for 15 Days Pending Military Investigation

Interview with Egyptian Blogger Ahmad Gharbeia

Ahmad Gharbeia is an advocate of open source software and open content based in Cairo, Egypt. He frequently trains bloggers how to publish information securely and anonymously, and was part of the team that translated Tactical Technology Collective’sSecurity in-a-Box toolkit into Arabic. He is @agharbeia on Twitter.