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Social Media Vs. The Regime: A Fight for Control Over Egypt and Tunisia

  In 2010 there began a series of uprisings across the Arab World over political and economic suppression by the regimes that sought to rule over their states for as long as possible. With many citizens of these states being young and modern, they took to the only place that they still felt powerful. Social […]



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Mahienour El-Massry: “The Voice of the Egyptian Revolution”

Following the 2011 uprisings, civil rights issues in Egypt have become more and more prominent. Various activists and organizations protest the strict laws concerning things such as the freedom of speech and religion, women’s rights, and police brutality. One woman in particular, Mahienour El-Massry, has come into the spotlight. She is often referred to as […]



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Ganzeer’s Protest Art: A Foothold for the Egyptian Revolution

Ganzeer’s influence as a street artist began after he created a piece entitled Biker-versus-Tank, inspired by the corruption he saw happening on the streets. The piece quickly became a political battleground for differing opinions on the revolutions in Egypt. People added crushed victims under the tires of the tank, Sad Panda standing next to the […]



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Youth Creativity: The Driving Force Behind The Egyptian Revolution

Zoe Mayers student at Champlain College. Rob Williams, Ph.D., UVM Faculty Advisor During the 1990’s through 2000’s access to skateboarding and skateboarding equipment in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries was non-existent. It was not until around 2005 when some kids from Alexandria came together to create an online community that could nurture the skate […]



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Abstract: Who are the Zabaleen?

Ryan Picinich Global Connection Final Dr. W Abstract: Who are the Zabaleen? In order to be considered a sustainable country, there needs to be order, money, and the right to basic needs. Egyptians have been fighting poverty, lack of housing, food and jobs for almost a century now. When looking at the totality of a […]



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