When she went to Egypt for vacation, Mona el-Mazbouh surely didn't expect to end up in prison. But after the 24-year-old Lebanese tourist posted a video in which she complained of sexual harassment-calling Egypt a lowly, dirty country and its citizens "pimps and prostitutes"-el-Mazbouh was arrested...
From the Fall issue "Connectivity"
The internationalized world of the Bronze Age came to a catastrophic end. We are not immune to a similar systems collapse
When war between Israel and Hamas broke out two weeks ago, the Palestinian militant group was so hamstrung, politically, economically and diplomatically, that its leaders appeared to feel they had nothing to lose.
Egypt's pharaonic civilization rose on the Nile, but it was rooted in the deep Saharan desert and pushed by climate change, says Stefan Kr195182pelin.
Sisi is taking bold steps, including forging possible deals with Israel, to keep his country from going over a financial cliff.
Slowly, the map of the Middle East could be redrawn. An analysis by Robin Wright.
Editor's note: Zeynep Tufekci is assistant professor at the School of Information at the University of North Carolina, and she is a visiting scholar at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School. She blogs at technosociology.
Per gli studiosi dell'antico Egitto, la pervasiva influenza dell'esercito negli affari politici del Paese, non rappresenta alcuna sorpresa. Durante tutta l'era dei faraoni, dalla fondazione dello stato egiziano (3000 A.C.) alla sua inclusione nell'impero romano (30 A.C.), i militari hanno sempre avuto un ruolo importante, almeno tanto quanto la linea di successione ereditaria che determinava
another 80 people died in violence in Egypt on Friday, as Muslim Brotherhood crowds protested the military crackdown on their sit-ins that cost hundreds of lives this week. Some of the violence resulted fro police heavy-handedness, some from an armed Brotherhood attack on a police station. The continued unrest upped the pressure on the Obama administration to cut off military aid to Egypt. It is the only legal and ethical thing to do, but here are some reasons it has been difficult for Washington to take that step. 1. The US doesn't give much aid to the Egyptian people per
No matter who is ruling Egypt and for how long, this country faces a crippling energy crunch which contributes to the general dissatisfaction of the public and the accelerating changes...
Nafeez Ahmed: Mass street protests are symptom of unsustainability of IMF model in the face of environmental and energy challenges
A sustainable economy has to be powered by sustainable energy systems -- we need to work on a parallel transition.
Whether ecommerce in Nigera, price comparison in South Africa or mobile advertising in Tanzania, African startups are changing the continent.
A lot has been said about the liberating role technology has played in the Middle East uprising, yet there is more to be said about the mutual role the uprising is yet to play in liberating the technology in the region. Angered by an announcement that the Egyptian government agreed to spending $43.8 million to acquire licenses and software products from Microsoft, members of the Open Source community in Egypt are planning a silent protest outside the Cabinet on December 30.
Last May, when I heard that Wael Ghonim, the Egyptian revolutionary (and Google marketing executive) who had surreptitiously built the "We Are All Khaled Said" Facebook page that helped spark the January 25, 2011 uprising, had signed a $2.25 million book deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to write a memoir, I cringed a little.
Wael Ghonim, Google executive by day, secret Facebook activist by night, famously declared right after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February: "If you want to liberate a society just give them the Internet.