Today, the eyes of the world are on Egypt. The announcement that Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, was stepping down was received with cheers in Tahrir Square and across the country. The world turned to their televisions, radios, computer monitors and social media outlets to watch and voice their support and congratulations to the people of Egypt.
On Scribd, stories, reports and opinion pieces have been pouring in for weeks, creating a great moderated collection, “Unrest in Egypt”. Pieces such as “Work on Him Until He Confesses” by the Human Rights Watch, discuss the condoned use of torture by the Egyptian police, under Mubarak. Read the statement made by US President Obama on February 10 about the happenings in Egypt, or the press release regarding a memo sent to the now former Egyptian Prime Minister, Ahmed Nazif, from the Egyptian Human Rights Organization about 10 days before his cabinet was dismissed by Mubarak, at the end of January 2011. And for those who want a refresher on the events in Egypt this year, take a look at “The ‘modern pharaoh’”. As you continue to watch the events in Cairo, continue to submit your opinions to Unrest in Egypt!
Although the current attention on Egypt is only a few weeks old, the country has been an interesting one for a very long time. Check out the “Egypt: the politics, the history, the people” collection for a look at the politics, history and stories of the Egyptian people.
Mariko Fritz-Krockow, Community and Content Manager
Currently reading “Protest Movement and Political Change in the Arab World”