Ten Years On

4/22 Virtual Event: Ten Years On: The Future of Organizing in MENA

On April 22, 2021, join the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) for “Ten Years On: The Future of Organizing in MENA,” a timely virtual discussion with Inès Osman (MENA Rights Group), Isma'il Kushkush (Journalist), and Mustafa Salim (The...

Walls Have Ears, but Digital Walls Have Ears and Eyes

Syrians used to say “walls have ears” to warn someone that they crossed a red line or to refer to the country’s security apparatus and its deployed informants, the “Mukhabarat.” In 2011, the same people broke the silence and fear...

Egyptian Lawyers: A Story of Continued Resistance

It’s no secret that being a lawyer isn't a walk in the park—the stress, long hours, ever-changing laws, and serious responsibility makes it a hard choice. Today in Egypt, it's also a risky choice—one that in recent years has led...

Organizing in Syria: Legislative Fact Sheet

Since the March 2011 uprising, a number of decrees and laws have been passed in regime-controlled areas of Syria that significantly implicate, affect, and punish the exercise of key rights at the heart of organizing on the ground and online,...

4/1 Virtual Event: Ten Years On: Organizing in Diaspora and Exile

On April 1, 2021, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted “Ten Years On: Organizing in Diaspora and Exile,” a virtual discussion with Mazen Darwish (Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression), Asma Khalifa (Khalifa Ihler Institute),...

Ten Years On: Egyptians in Exile

A decade since Egyptians took to the streets to demand “bread, freedom, and social justice,” ultimately ousting then-sitting President Hosni Mubarak, organizing on-the-ground and online has evolved dramatically. In the months and years that would follow, many Egyptians who mobilized...

2/25 Virtual Event: Ten Years On: Contesting Cyberspace in MENA

Digital tools and tactics played a key role in the MENA region’s 2010-2011 protests. In the decade since, the digital space has evolved dramatically, serving both as a platform to mobilize change, but also a mechanism of suppression. Through a...

A decade on, Libya’s revolutionary hopes are smouldering ashes set to ignite

“Wasn’t it better under Gadaffi?” is a question that strangers have forced me to ponder countless times over the past ten years. Vaguely familiar with death and destruction-laden news coverage from Libya, many expect us to experience a haze of...

Algeria: The Arab Spring’s Late Bloomer?

When protests started throughout the Middle East and North Africa in late 2010 and early 2011, observers seemed to keep wondering: why are Algerians not protesting? But this is not entirely true. In 2010, nearly 10,000 localized protests and riots...

Women on the Frontline: The Anti-Sexual Violence Movement in Egypt Ten Years After the Revolution

Ten years after the revolution, Egyptian women are still raising their voices against sexual assaults and harassment, especially over social media platforms. This phenomenon came to the forefront of attention a few months ago, when a group of women started...