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February 11, 2011 Comment

Al Jazeera English Seeks To Expand Audience In U.S.

Al Jazeera has been lauded by many for its expansive coverage of the protests in Egypt, but it’s also been accused of fanning the flames and urging on the protests. We take a look at how the English language version of Al Jazeera has been covering the events, and the network’s campaign to get on in more cities in the U.S.

February 11, 2011 4 Comments

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down, Military To Take Over

Egypt’s VP Omar Suleiman announced today that President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down and the military will take control of Egypt. Celebratory cheers rang out throughout Tahrir Square, and Google Executive, and opposition activist Wael Ghonim said, “welcome back Egypt. They told us you died, but… we found you.”

February 8, 2011 Comment

Anti-government Protesters In Egypt Settle In For Long Haul

As anti-government protests in Egypt enter a third week, President Hosni Mubarak is trying to come up with concessions that would end the demonstrations. But protesters say they won’t stop until Mubarak leaves.

February 7, 2011 4 Comments

In Washington, Egypt Splits Old Alliances

Democrats such as Senator John Kerry are pushing President Obama to call for an outright end to Hosni Mubarak’s regime. While some pro-democracy neoconservatives such as Bill Kristol are moving away from Israel’s stance of wanting to keep Mubarak in power.

February 7, 2011 2 Comments

A Seat At The Table In Cairo

We speak to Mahmoud Kassam, North Africa Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News, about the opposition in Egypt. Several of the younger Egyptians behind the past two weeks of protests were not present at a weekend meeting with the Mubarak government.

February 7, 2011 Comment

American Describes Her Detention in Egypt

Rosa Navarro is an American studying in Egypt and she was detained over the weekend while she was out buying a phone card.

February 4, 2011 Comment

Author Describes ‘Dark Side’ Of The Internet

Are Facebook and Twitter breathing life into protest movements in the Middle East? Or, as author Evgeny Morozov argues, does the Internet give oppressive governments a way to crack down on the masses?

February 4, 2011 5 Comments

Protesters Push On During 'Day Of Departure' In Egypt

In what anti-government protesters have dubbed the “day of departure,” the largest crowds since demonstrations began 11 days ago descended on Cairo’s Tahrir Square. But will it be enough to force President Hosni Mubarak from office today?

February 4, 2011 Comment

A Closer Look At U.S. Military Colleges That Train Egypt’s Troops

The Egyptian military sends its best and brightest young officers to the U.S. for training at American military schools such as West Point, the Army War College and National Defense University. We take a look at what lessons these officers bring back to Egypt.

February 3, 2011 Comment

In Egypt, Crackdown Continues, Signs Emerge Of A Struggle Within The Government

Will tonight be another night of violence in Cairo’s Tahrir Square? At least eight people were killed in pitched battles last night. We touch down in the square, and take a look at a possible rift inside the government.

February 2, 2011 Comment

Watching Egypt's Transition

As clashes between Mubarak supporters and anti-government protesters push Egypt further into chaos, who are some of the political, military and business leaders waiting in the wings?

February 2, 2011 Comment

Mubarak Supporters Clash With Anti-Government Protesters In Cairo

Professor Khaled Fahmy, of the American University in Cairo was in Tahrir Square today, and describes the scene he saw as Mubarak supporters started to arrive.

February 2, 2011 5 Comments

Egyptian Demonstrator Describes 'Government-Hired Thugs' At Protests

Thousands of supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak turned out in the streets of Cairo today, some rode horses and camels and used whips to attack anti-government protesters. One protester said he feared a “blood bath” as the dangerous face-off continues.

February 1, 2011 Comment

American In Egypt Hands Out T-Shirts In Liberation Square

Timothy Quinn is a Boston native, now living and working outside Cairo. Today he’s in Tahrir Square, handing out T-shirts that his company makes.

February 1, 2011 4 Comments

Israelis Watch As A Neighbor Undergoes Political Transformation

Some Israeli government ministers have expressed support for their close ally, President Hosni Mubarak. Mubarek supports the 1979 peace treaty with Israel, and Israeli officials are concerned that pro-Islamist leaders could take control in Egypt.

February 1, 2011 Comment

Protesters In Middle East Find Common Identity Through Arab Poet

Protesters in the Arab world are invoking the words of a long-dead, North African poet as they fight against their authoritarian governments. Anthony Shadid of the New York Times tells us that the writings of Abul-Qasim al-Shabi encapsulate a common Arab identity for people in countries from Tunisia to Egypt and Yemen.

January 31, 2011 Comment

Egyptian Protester: 'We Are The Majority'

After living nearly all his life under a dictatorship, 31-year-old Hossam Bahgat says he has never seen this kind of unity on the streets of Cairo. Bahgat and thousands of other Egyptians are gathering for Tuesday’s million-person march.

January 31, 2011 2 Comments

Former Ambassador Calls Mubarak 'Symbol' Of What's Wrong In Egypt

We speak with Edward Walker, former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Israel and the U.A. E. He says the U.S. “has been a little bit too reluctant to criticize our friends.”

January 31, 2011 Comment

American Student Describes Scene At Cairo Airport

We touch down in the Cairo airport, where hundreds of American college students are waiting to leave Egypt.

January 31, 2011 Comment

Protesters Tell Mubarak It's His Last Day In Power

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak named a new cabinet today, but protesters are showing no signs of letting up. We speak with Egyptians in the thick of the protests about what one calls “the best moment of my life.”

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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