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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 in the political, social, rights, and accountability spaces following the January 25 Revolution would face repression, reprisal, and a constricting environment. 

In a series of short video interviews, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) speaks to four Egyptians living in exile as they reflect on their participation in the January 25 Revolution, their stories of departure and exile from Egypt, and how they continue finding ways to further causes for freedom and justice even today from abroad: artist Ganzeer, human rights activist Hend Nafea, actor Khaled Abol Naga, and researcher and former journalist Badr el-Bendary.

This video was produced by journalist and human rights activist Jeje Mohamed.