Egypt Topics


Democracy Now!’s coverage of the Egyptian revolution and an archive of our past coverage of issues and topics relevant to Egypt.

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  • Renowned feminist, psychologist and writer, Nawal El Saadawi joins us in our firehouse studio to discuss Egypt’s recent constitutional amendments, the Muslim Brotherhood and she is facing a political and religious campaign mounted against her by the authorities at Al Azhar. [includes rush transcript]
    April 11, 2007 | Story
  • Robert Fisk is a veteran war correspondent and one of the world’s most experienced journalists covering the Middle East. He has reported from across the Arab world for the past thirty years. His latest book is "The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East." He joins us in our Firehouse studio. [includes rush transcript]
    March 05, 2007 | Story
  • British journalist Stephen Grey helped expose the Bush administration’s secret CIA rendition flights. He joins us to talk about his new book, "Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program." [includes rush transcript]
    October 19, 2006 | Story
  • Civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart is claiming victory today in a case that could have landed her in jail for the rest of her life. On Monday, Stewart was sentenced to twenty-eight months in prison. She’ll remain free on bail while her conviction is appealed. [includes rush transcript]
    October 17, 2006 | Story
  • Civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart is to be sentenced in a federal court in Manhattan later today. She faces up to thirty years in prison. Last year, Stewart was convicted of five counts of conspiring to aid terrorists and lying to the government. Stewart’s case has reverberated with defense attorneys around the country. Many argue that the government’s aim is to discourage them from representing unpopular clients. [includes rush...
    October 16, 2006 | Story
  • As Spain acknowledges its territory may have been used as a stopover for the CIA’s transfer of prisoners known as extraordinary rendition, we excerpt a new documentary by the human rights group Witness. "Outlawed" tells the stories of two men who have survived extraordinary rendition, secret detention, and torture by the U.S. government working with various other governments worldwide. [includes rush transcript]
    September 15, 2006 | Story
  • We look at how Israel’s bombardment of Lebanon is being covered in the Arab world by turning to MOSAIC, an award-winning program on LinkTV that compiles television news reports from more than 30 television outlets throughout the Middle East. We play an excerpt of MOSAIC’s newscast and speak with Jamal Dajani, director of Middle Eastern Programming at Link TV. [includes rush transcript]
    July 18, 2006 | Story
  • Today is International Women’s Day. Millions are marking the day around the world celebrating advances made by women over the past year, but also calling for greater equality and an end to war. We speak with Margaret Busby, editor of "Daughters of Africa," about women’s voices that oftentimes go unheard. [includes rush transcript]
    March 08, 2006 | Story
  • The U.S. government has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by an Egyptian man who spent several months in U.S. detention even though he had been cleared of terror charges. Ehab Elmaghraby was one of over 100 Muslim men rounded up and detained after the 9/11 attacks. According to a lawsuit, he was repeatedly beaten and abused by prison guards. We go to Egypt to speak with Elmaghraby and we are joined by two of his attorneys....
    March 01, 2006 | Story
  • As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that U.S. interrogators are forbidden to use torture both at home and abroad, we speak with British journalist Stephen Grey on how he tracks so-called "torture flights"–when the CIA kidnaps a suspect of the street and transports them to secret prisons. [includes rush transcript]
    December 08, 2005 | Story