Bassem Youssef is the host of the satirical Egyptian news program Al Bernameg. He has been compared to American comedian Jon Stewart, whose satire program The Daily Show inspired Youssef to begin his career. Youssef began his first satirical show in response to the Egyptian Revolution, the program was uploaded to YouTube and gained millions [...]
Thousands marched at the funeral procession of Gaber Salah, a member of the April 6 movement known by his nickname “Jika”, who was critically injured in clashes near Cairo’s Tahrir Square last week and died overnight.
One year after Hosni Mubarak’s fall, it is the young people of Egypt who are leading the battle for change. Heba Saleh meets a new generation of activists. Photography by David Degner
Amal Sharaf is a veteran Egyptian political activist and is most famous as one of the cofounders of the April 6 youth movement, currently she is a member of the political bureau and foreign media spokesperson.
Gamal Al-Banna, is an Egyptian author, and trade unionist. He is sometimes regarded as an Islamic scholar but many Muslim scholars consider his ideas to be contradicting with Quran and Sunnah. He is also President of the International Islamic Confederation of Labour.
Tawfiq Okasha is an Egyptian news media personality and president of The Pharohs Channel, he was also a member of Egypt’s National Democratic Party before it was dissolved. After the revolution he helped found Egypt’s National Party. Akasha announced he was running for the presidential election early but changed his position and returned to run [...]
Amr Hamzawy, a prominent political science professor at University of Cairo will be running for a parliament seat in Heliopolis. He held a campaign meeting to at the Sonesta Hotel, which contrasts against Hizb Al-Nour’s meeting in the streets of Giza.
The Nour Party, a conservative salafist political movement, held a rally in support of their candidates running in Giza districts. The large draw was one of their main spiritual leaders Sheikh Mohamed Hassan.
Esraa Abdelfattah ( Israa Abdel Fattah, اسراء عبد الفتاح ) one of the founding members of the April 6th movement stand outside her office at the Egyptian Democratic Academy. Esraa co-founded April 6 Youth Movement Egypt in 2008, a Facebook group to support the workers in El-Mahalla El-Kubra who were planning to strike on April [...]