Jun 19, 2011
This illustration is my contribution to the blogging and tweeting day against sexual harassment and gender-based violence, a call to action on June 20 initiated by activists in Egypt. In Lebanon, the team behind The Adventures of Salwa joined the campaign with a parallel blogging day. So did activists in Sudan.
You, too, can speak up about sexual harassment.
If you’re a blogger, post a personal...
Feb 20, 2011
Arab regimes have learned nothing from the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. Their answer to their people’s growing demands for reform or change altogether is more violence and more repression. Libya, Yemen and Bahrain have all moved to crush popular protests by attacking demonstrators, claiming the lives of over 100 civilians, and leaving hundreds more injured. Western countries (read mostly the...
Feb 7, 2011
Using photos taken by Reuters photojournalists Amr Abdallah Dalsh and Goran Tomasevic, activist and artist Nick Bygon developed this illustration in support of the Egyptian people’s revolt against President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year dictatorial rule.
The illustration is available for download in different sizes under a Creative Commons license. However, as Bygon created it without the...
Feb 6, 2011
These days, the US just can’t seem to balance its interests with its values of freedom and democracy, underlining the conflict between the two. More often than not, it’s American interests that are trumping all. Recent case in Point, Egypt.
But following Wikileaks’ release of the US Embassy Cables, aka Cablegate, and Al Jazeera’s The Palestine Papers, and as the protests in...
Jan 30, 2011
In the aftermath of Egypt’s crackdown on protesters since the revolution began on January 25, 2011, Washington has announced it is reviewing its aid package to the country.
Egypt receives close to $2bn in financial assistance every year, making it the second largest recipient of US foreign assistance after Israel.
In this infographic, I break down this aid which underlines the US’s longstanding...
Jan 26, 2011
I’ve always been a fan of cartoonist Carlos Latuff. The ongoing revolts in Tunisia, and the recent uprising in Egypt, as well as Al Jazeera’s release of The Palestine Papers, the largest-ever leak of confidential documents related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, have been a fertile ground for him.
Here is a selection of some of my favorite cartoons of his reflecting on #Tunisia,...