Tahrir Square

The Egyptian revolution: activist Nadeem Abdel-Gawad reflects on Egypt today

Last year, Nadeem Abdel-Gawad was preparing to graduate from the American University in Cairo. He was also about to return to Tahrir Square for the first anniversary of Egypt’s revolution. “Either we...

Tahrir Square: the making of an Egyptian revolutionist

Nadeem Abdel-Gawad hopes to attend his college graduation in Cairo next month. But that depends on what happens in Tahrir Square this week.

Egypt’s revolution, one year later

In Egypt, people who took part in the people's revolution at Tahrir Square feel a mix of freedom and trepidation for the future.

What happens when you put an Islamist, a Socialist, a Christian, and a Liberal in an Egyptian garden?

After the Arab Spring revolution, Egypt has struggled to find unity. A management consultant brings together religious and secular Egyptians to discuss their views.

Occupy the New Year: Reflections on covering a global movement

From tragedy to community, critique to inspiration, reporting on Occupy for VO yielded hopes for the New Year.

Occupy Wall Street equals Occupy Love for filmmaker Velcrow Ripper

BC-based media activist Velcrow Ripper reflects on the evolution of revolution with Occupy Wall Street in his upcoming doc, Occupy Love.

Egyptian film "18 Days" provides insight on Occupy Wall Street movement

The movie "18 days", which screened on Sunday at the Vancouver International Film Festival is about Egypt's miraculous revolution that overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak. But...

After the Egyptian revolution: fears of crime and religious extremism

Vancouver's Egyptian community met at Kerrisdale Arena to ask the question: Where do we go from here? Their answers, in the wake of the revolution, were a mixture of pride and fear.