Look who's in town! It all started in #Johannesburg then it went through #AddisAbaba, now it's #Cairo And definitely #Lusaka is coming soon! The #Pharaohs never fail to impress regardless of how many times you see them statues, stones, mummies, coffins, gods, etc. #theEgyptianMuseum #TahrirSquare #Jan25 forever!
La dimisión del presidente egipcio Hosni Mubarak se dio luego de tres semanas de protestas y gritos en la Plaza Tahrir de El Cairo. No obstante, el apoyo de muchas más voces alrededor del mundo a través de las redes sociales también fueron claves en este importante acontecimiento. Desde que inició el movimiento egipcio el 25 de enero de 2011 para deponer a quien por 30 años ostentó el poder, los manifestantes lanzaron una ola de “hashtags” en Twitter como: #Jan25, #Cairo, #Mubarak, #Freedom, #Believe y #Egypt, entre otros. Desde el principio, el movimiento anti Mubarak en Egipto fue impulsado por el uso de las redes sociales. Una parte de las acciones contra el presidente egipcio iniciaron en Facebook con la creación de grupos que rápidamente fueron ganando miles de seguidores y organizando y promoviendo las primeras manifestaciones en la Plaza Tahrir. Luego, los manifestantes comenzaron a contar sus historias en el mismo momento en que ocurrían los hechos, en una narración colectiva y simultánea que salía al mundo desde celulares y computadoras conectadas a la red. Los mensajes, fotografías y videos mostraron los episodios de represión y violencia. El gobierno egipcio clausuró primero el acceso a Facebook y Twitter y después cerró por completo la conexión a internet. A menos de 48 de decretarse el cierre de internet en Egipto, Google, Twitter y SayNow crearon "Speak2Tweet", un servicio que permite a cualquier persona que tenga acceso a un teléfono el dejar un mensaje grabado que se convertirá en un “tweet” de voz y circulara por la red y el mundo. Tras unos días, también los usuarios de Facebook encontraron formas de evadir el bloqueo cibernético. De esta forma, a pesar del bloqueo, el movimiento egipcio no se apagó en la red y pudo ser siempre monitoreado de manera continua e instantánea desde el exterior. Las redes sociales contribuyeron por primera vez a que la cadena de televisión Al Jazeera alcanzara audiencias masivas fuera del mundo árabe, en países como Estados Unidos, Reino Unido, Francia y Alemania. #RedesSociales #MovimientoSocial #BinarioMG
I just finished watching "Tickling Giants" and I gotta say, I feel so emotional now.. •• It's a documentary that tells the story of @bassemyoussef, the famous Egyptian political satirist and the team of Albernameg TV show. •• Starting from his laundry room during the Egyptian Revolution at 2011 till his show became one of the biggest TV shows in the middle east. •• I used to watch his show every week, his show was so popular that people started to gather in coffeeshops to watch it like they do with football matches! •• The documentary is on Netflix now and I highly recommend it. 👍👌 •• • • #bassemyoussef #ticklinggiants #egypt #media #documentary #jan25 #satire
This faded colored T-Shirt that I haven't wear in a while; is actually my revolution T-Shirt I was wearing it on The 25th of Jan 2011, The big revolt Friday on the 28th of Jan 2011 and during so many events that followed (The Ministries Council, The Mohammed Mahmoud 1 and 2, The Mansiur street protests after Port Saaed incident... etc), The T-shirt was stained so many times with blood of my own, blood of injured friends and even blood of strange people that I met in the streets. the last blood stain was on this T-shirt was on 2012 and I haven't washed it after till 2015. in 2015 I washed out my blood stain of the T-shirt, but I don't recall that I have wore so many times after. I have always kept it clean as if I'm waiting for the next big thing to happen; now that The beloved one the new God and the ruler of the Pharos land #sisi or the Egyptian equivalent of #daesh has managed to put every on a non stop wheels of distraction and personal frustrations to deal with other than thinking of where this country is heading; I have decided to start wear this T-shirt every now and then as a some sort of inner hope for things to go back on the right track, that maybe one day I'll be wearing when it all happens again, maybe one day these people will stand for what is right, maybe they will get their voice back again and scream it out loud. This T-Shirt is holding so much of memories of mine and of others. So if it's not time speak out yet, you can also wear your memories and let it reviled in one way or another. #cairo #egypt #jan25 #memories
This is the Cairo apartment of Ammar Abou Bakr, one of Egypt's truly great street artists. For two years, Ammar and his friends made Cairo's walls sing the revolution. Will post a couple of shots from the interior, where the walls are a kind of sketch book #Cairo #Egypt #streetart #graffiti #jan25 #revolution
I can't believe it has already been 6 years since the #egyptian #revolution . On this day in 2011, I stood in front of the burned-out Ministry of Interior, #tahrir square, as the country of #masr was under strict curfew and military control. The revolution in Syria had just begun, and there was an air of uneasy optimism through the Middle East. I'm so grateful to have been there to witness the people of #egypt rise up and have their voices heard, and the fate of the country is in my thoughts everyday. I thank the people of Egypt for teaching me true strength and independence, and for accepting my presence despite being a citizen of a country that has aided their oppression for decades. My time in Egypt was more than transformative and I value each and every day I was able to spend there, despite the difficulties. #jan25 #travel #journalism #middleeast #egyptianmuseum
It was striking for me how much I stopped this day and was really hesitated to even take a picture of this graffiti that it was my first time to see ,, my mind was defying to keep anything that would remind me of these days "أذکرینا یا شوارع ،، جابر جیکا" Thursday, 29th December 2016 #Graffiti #cairowalks #Jan25
1 Samuel 1:27Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) 27 I prayed for this child, and Adonai has granted the request I asked of him. I finally made it to the mom's club and I couldn't be happier can't wait to see our blessing Dickson Manuel Garcia and to share this moment with my sister is beyond amazing thanks for going on this journey with me Jalinel Vasquez #twins #twinpregos #twincousin #Jan25