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Unwitting Ambassadors

Recently, while attending a conference in New York focused on art and social change, an Egyptian artist remarked: “We have …

Liberal Islam’s Poster Boy

Kamal Al-Helbawy, until recently one of the oldest members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, has spent most of his life on …

Lessons Learned in Egypt

Sometimes scenarios repeat themselves, with the same details and mistakes, but under a new name and with new terminology. The …

Street, Camera, Action

It was during the January 2011 uprising that street photographer Mohamed Elsayyed realized how important a newsworthy image is in …

Memories of Spring

In assembling Writing Revolution, journalist Matthew Cassel and the Heinrich Boll Foundation’s Layla Al-Zubaidi embarked on the ambitious task of …

Choose Your Words Wisely

Actor Waleed Hammad dressed up as a woman and walked Egypt’s streets for an investigative television report into what it …

Revolutionary Road

Haram Street, the Cairene boulevard famed for its late-night entertainment and tourist traps, was most recently used as the title …