Journalist and other things, based in Cairo and London
bigstory.ap.org — CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian officials say troops and police mistakenly fired on a Bedouin funeral in the Sinai during a sweep searching for security personnel kidnapped by suspected militants.A security official said a senior military officer offered an apology to the family of the dead man, who had drowned.Security officials initially reported the incident as a clash with gunmen.
vimeo.com — Amazing colour footage from London in 1927. Music by Jonquil and Yann Tiersen. Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with.
guardian.co.uk — "Gatsby was overwhelmingly aware of the youth and mystery that wealth imprisons and preserves, of the freshness of many clothes, and of Daisy, gleaming like silver, safe and proud above the hot struggles of the poor." At its core, The Great Gatsby is the story of an American caste system.
youtube.com — Song: Ikhwan Survive -- أغنية ضد الشرعية! #كاذبون إهداء من فريق حملة #كاذبون... لكل للى خان ونسي الميدان لما ضحى بالتفكير وعاش حياته للتكفير وكمان لكل المندسين واللى اتكفروا باسم الدين...لكل المعتقلين في سجون الكدابين...لو قالوا عليكم بلطجية وواقفين ضد الشرعية...بكرة الحق يعود لصحابه ويبان مين صاحب القضية ---- Ikhwan Survive..
indiegogo.com — HarassMap is planning a massive nationwide campaign in Egypt to end the social acceptability of sexual harassment and convince society to stand up to it.
jacobinmag.com — While Egypt's Youssef himself cites Stewart as an influence, he's the only one of the two who actually challenges the holders of power. Two weeks ago Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the arrest of comedian Bassem Youssef, host of the TV show Al-Bernameg , for "insulting Islam" and Egypt's President Mohammad Morsi.
english.ahram.org.eg — The difference in the appearance of the ousted president between when we saw him in August 2011 and last week demonstrates how his regime recovered some of its strength due to the poor performance of current political players. But this does not mean the former regime could ever recover entirely, as some have claimed in recent days.
opendemocracy.net — Except for shy enthusiasm within small circles of activists on social media, the first annual conferences of the Strong Egypt and the Socialist Popular Alliance parties in March 2013 went almost unnoticed. The enthusiasm was mostly focused on the rise of young members of the parties into the ranks through the first party elections.
indiegogo.com — During a revolution, everybody has a weapon. Politicians use their policies while people take to the streets with their chants, their art - or even, their cameras. Jonathan Rashad is a Cairo-based photojournalist and citizen journalist covering events in Egypt as they have unfolded over the past few years.
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