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Opinions are dangerous as Egypt cracks down on dissent

Opinions are dangerous as Egypt cracks down on dissent

As I write this, 20 journalists – including several al-Jazeera reporters – are on trial in Cairo on charges of spreading disinformation and abetting terrorists. Their alleged crime includes operating without proper accreditation and conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood, now a proscribed…
Egyptians pay for democracy in blood

Egyptians pay for democracy in blood

The violent deaths of hundreds and the injury of thousands of peaceful pro-democracy protesters in a few short hours yesterday is tragic. What is the more tragic is that it could have been avoided. In past weeks, foreign mediators and…
A Need for Aid, With No Strings Attached

A Need for Aid, With No Strings Attached

Egyptians ended a 30-year-long authoritarian regime that spawned mismanagement, corruption, inequality and poverty. The pro-democracy protests brought long-missed values of social justice, hard work and hope to the forefront. Yet, Egypt has been going through an uncertain and messy transition…
Why Egypt Needs A Second Revolution

Why Egypt Needs A Second Revolution

Editor’s note: Emad El-Din Shahin is Henry R. Luce Associate Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Cairo (CNN) – In Cairo, where huge protests are now in their fourth…