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‘A very bad day’: Greste’s shocking verdict

On-the-ground observers say Peter Greste’s Egyptian trial was bizarre and incompetent, and his seven-year prison sentence has brought international condemnation. Freelance writer Rachel Williamson reports.

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‘They’re going to attack us’: Al Jazeera on the front lines of Egypt’s revolution

Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt faced particular danger reporting on the revolution. From his new book, Scott Bridges reports on one hairy encounter with protesters.

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Egypt’s filmmakers throw off the chains to blaze an Oscar path

Egypt has not always been a place of artistic freedom, but Rachel Williamson, a freelance journalist in Cairo, meets some independent filmmakers who are changing all that.

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Egypt, still torn by political division, watches Morsi on trial

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was defiant as his trial began, claiming to be the country’s legitimate ruler. Egypt-based freelance writer Vickie Smiles reports on the chaotic proceedings.

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The hope that swept away Mubarak is fading fast in Egypt

Revolution was driven in Egypt by many factors, none more so than hope. That hope is now fading fast as warring sides continue deadly protests, writes Egyptian-Australian journalist Myriam Robin.

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‘Blood for blood’: on the streets of Cairo, a dangerous zoo

Kim Wilkinson sits in her Cairo apartment while blood is spilled around her. “You feel somewhat culpable,” she reports on the unfolding Egyptian crisis.

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Bloody day in Egypt: shock and awe blows democracy away

The Muslim Brotherhood’s fury at the removal of their freely elected president has been met with fire in Egypt, in one of the bloodiest days of the movement. Vickie Smiles reports from Egypt.

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Egypt’s brief fling with democracy draws to a close

Egypt’s brief experiment with democracy appears to be drawing to a close as the army tightens its grip on politics, and some turn to terrorism.

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‘The army stole my revolution’: Egypt’s new choice — bad or worse

Some Egyptians lament what they see are only two options for the political future of the country: the military or the Muslim Brotherhood. Journalist Kim Wilkinson reports from Cairo on a third movement.

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Rebels without a PM: violent Egypt still in transition

The wrangling over control of Egypt continues, as the violence on the streets results in deaths, confusion and political finger-pointing. Vickie Smiles reports from the Egyptian town of Alexandria for Crikey.

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Morsi or less: Egyptian protesters oust president

Egyptian protesters have emerged triumphant, kicking president Mohamed Morsi to the kerb. But the nation remains on the brink of chaos, reports freelance writer Vickie Smiles from Alexandria.

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From dictatorship to democracy, deja vu lingers in an angry Egypt

Huge demonstrations in Egypt evoke memories of the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak — but unseating a democratically elected president is very different from desposing a dictator, writes Charles Richardson.

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Military steps in to quell violence against Egyptian protesters

Protests in Egypt are taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers. Will it be enough to oust President Mohamed Morsi? Freelance writer Vickie Smiles reports from Alexandria in the country’s north.

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Will Hosni Mubarak be sentenced to death?

The prosecutor in the trial of Hosni Mubarak has asked for nothing less than a hard goodbye for the fallen Egyptian leader, claiming “any fair judge must issue a death sentence,” reports Hamza Hendawi.

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The blind eyes of Tahrir Square

When Tahrir Square was violently evacuated last weekend following the December 16 clash between protestors and the army journalist and academicAntonio Castillo went back to the iconic plaza to find a semi-blinded man who days earlier had told him of Egypt’s uncertain future.

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Egypt protests: women hit the streets in Cairo

They say they are here to protect us, but they are stripping us naked,” chanted thousands of Egyptian women who, surrounded by a protective ring of men, have marched through the streets of Cairo protesting against military abuse, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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Chaos and violence in Egypt: protesters and military clash

Crikey media wrap: Promises that the military junta would bring forward national elections was not enough to calm the 100,000 protesters in Tahrir Square and across Egypt.

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Is Egypt’s springtime opportunity slowly fading?

With reports of up to 13 dead in Cairo over the weekend, alongside the controversial role the army played in the sectarian clashes last month, the army’s reputation as protectors of the people is eroding, writes Dr Benjamin MacQueen.

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The army, sectarianism, and counter-revolution in Egypt

Tensions between Egypt’s majority Muslim community (or, at least, certain agitators within this community) and the country’s large Coptic Christian minority have simmered under the surface of Egyptian politics for decades, writes Dr Benjamin MacQueen.

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Video of the Day: Egyptian govt drives into citizens

An unbelievable video of (apparently) military vehicles slamming into Christian protesters in Cairo yesterday.

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Bloggers contradict government on Cairo violence

At least 24 people were killed yesterday in Cairo after a protest by Christians turned into a clash with the military. Did the military use excessive force? The official narrative says no, but social media tells a different story…

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Post-Mubarak, Egypt’s revolution is still uncertain

Mass protests across Egypt on Friday — the biggest since Mubarak’s overthrow — have evolved into an ongoing occupation of Cairo’s Tahrir square, writes Aubrey Belford, from Cairo.

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What revolution? Egypt unrest returns

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak may be gone, but things are still tense in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where 1,000 people have been injured in recent clashes between protesters and security forces.

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Lara Logan reveals details about her brutal pack rape

CBS reporter Lara Logan, who was sexually assaulted while covering the recent Egyptian revolution, gives her first interview after the horrific attack, recounting what happened and why she’s decided to be open about the assault.

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Violence returns to Tahrir Square

Just last weekend the military arrived in Tahrir Square, Cairo, firing at protesters and trying to clear them from the square which was so crucial in demonstrations in February. Photographer David Degner was there.

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