Exile

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...

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...

Tunisia as Hub for a North African Human Rights Movement

By the end of 2018, the influx of human rights defenders from Libya and Egypt in particular—but also Maghreb countries—coming to Tunis became more prominent, something that cannot be said for any other capital in North Africa. While COVID-19 restrictions...