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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  • 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
  • On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a German citizen who says U.S. agents mistakenly kidnapped him and sent him to a secret prison in Afghanistan where he was tortured. We speak with British journalist Stehen Grey who helped expose the CIA rendition program of flying detainees to secret prisons around the world. [includes rush transcript]
    December 07, 2005 | Story
  • The scandal over the Bush administration’s use of so-called "extraordinary renditions’ is reaching new heights. Rendition–what many call kidnapping–is the highly controversial practice of transporting detainees seized overseas by U.S. agents to countries known for using torture. On Sunday, the Washington Post detailed how a German citizen was seized in Europe by the CIA, beaten, drugged and held to a secret prison...
    December 05, 2005 | Story
  • As the investigation continues into the triple bombing at the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh that killed dozens, we go to Egypt to speak with journalist Jonathan Steele, senior foreign correspondent for the London Guardian. [includes rush transcript]
    July 26, 2005 | Story
  • A new report from the World Policy Institute has found that the U.S. is routinely funneling military aid and arms to undemocratic nations. In 2003 more than half of the top 25 recipients of U.S. arms transfers in the developing world were defined as undemocratic by the State Department. [includes rush transcript]
    May 27, 2005 | Story
  • We broadcast from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor–home to the first antiwar teach-in forty years ago this month. Also, the region surrounded by Detroit and Dearborn is home to one of the largest Arab communities in this country.

    We spend the rest of the hour looking at issues surrounding the Middle East, both in terms of U.S. foreign policy as well as here at home and how Arab Americans and Arab immigrants have been affected by...

    March 11, 2005 | Story