Egypt

Research report

7 May 2018

Amnesty International has examined the Egyptian authorities’ use of solitary confinement as a tool to inflict additional punishment against prisoners with a political profile. It has found that solitary confinement for such prisoners invariably amounts to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, and sometimes...

Research report

7 Oct 2016

As part of its ongoing Blogs and Bullets project, PeaceTech Lab analyzed the role of social media in Egypt's failed attempt to transform an effective uprising into a successful democratic transition. The study drew from unique Twitter and Facebook datasets to determine how social media...

Research report

14 Sep 2015

This briefing explores the evolving relationship between media and politics in the period following the Arab uprisings of 2011.

Overview: Over the past several years, the Arab world has been characterised by an increasingly polarised political discourse. ‘After the Arab uprisings: the prospects for...

Discussion paper

27 Aug 2015

During January and February of 2011 the political activity that took place in Egypt was celebrated and heralded as a positive move towards democracy and social justice. This optimism was heartfelt and as the Mubarak Regime collapsed we (Egyptian citizens) were convinced that Egypt was...

Research report

2 Mar 2015

It has been five years since the report, Women and Mobile: A Global Opportunity , highlighted the disparity in mobile phone ownership between men and women in low- and middle-income countries and drew increased attention to the issue of women’s access to mobile phones. Since...

Article

29 Dec 2014

Going into 2014, there were high hopes for advancing privacy protections and to finally have the debate around surveillance we've been clamoring for. In 2013, the right to privacy was “the right whose time has come”. Privacy was even Dictionary.com's word of the year....

Research report

22 May 2014

Summary : Nearly a year of tumult and violence has drained Egyptians of their optimism and battered the images of key players in the post-Mubarak era, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. As a controversial presidential election approaches, 72% of...

Research report

25 Jan 2013

Executive summary

From activists in Egypt to coffee farmers in Colombia, the Internet has transformed the lives of billions of people. It functions as a gateway to ideas, resources, and opportunities that never could have been realized before, let alone fathomed. All around...

Commentary

Article

29 May 2012

On 23 and 24 May, Egypt conducted its first round of presidential elections since Hosni Mubarak was deposed in February last year. A second round of voting will be held on 16 and 17 June to decide the outcome, since no candidate garnered enough votes...

Commentary

Article

26 Oct 2011

The Arab Spring was a civil uprising mainly of Arab youths in Tunisia and Egypt which commenced in December 2010 and January 2011 respectively. Later, similar rebellions followed in Libya, Bahrain, Syria and Yemen.

When the revolutionary protests broke out in Egypt, I was...

22 Mar 2011

In early March, I attended a roundtable at the Paley Center for Media called “The Fourth Estate in a Digital Democracy.” On reflection only a few weeks later, that gathering and the countless others like it celebrating the prominence of social media have been given...

Research report

16 Feb 2010

Executive summary

Mobile phone ownership in low and middle-income countries has skyrocketed in the past several years. But a woman is still 21% less likely to own a mobile phone than a man. This figure increases to 23% if she lives in in...