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About Rana Magdy

Rana Magdy is Associate Editor for Arab Awakening. She completed her MA at King's College, London, and her research was on sexualized violence in demonstrations in Egypt.

 

Articles by Rana Magdy

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Egyptian feminist movement: a brief history

The reinstatement of the 'deep state' only provides continuum for the further entrenchment of the overarching powers of the patriarchal state. These power asymmetries must be undone.

'What would I do?'

Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) documents the lives of family and friends over the course of the US invasion of Iraq. At the Open City Documentary Festival, 25 June 2016.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying, 25 January 2016

On the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s uprising: a range of opinions in articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

On Arab Awakening: a response

Can the mass uprisings that happened across the Arab world in 2011 accurately be called an awakening? The editors of Arab Awakening defend the title of their section, while admitting that it may be time to move on.

Far from Tahrir

Anna Roussillon’s I am the People intimately documents the Egyptian revolution’s effect on a rural family. At the Open City Documentary Festival on 20 June 2015.

Cairo: a history of people’s right to the city

A social and historical introduction to people’s struggle over the right to the city in Cairo, Egypt.

The people want – but do they have a chance?

Nasserism, by far, is the main form of progressive political consciousness that one can find in Egypt, when it takes the form of nostalgia, not for military rule, but for social benefits, jobs, agrarian reform, democratisation of education, and the national dignity of Egypt as incarnated and embodied by Nasser. Interview: 14 February 2014.

Let’s remember where this all started

The uprising in 2011 was brought about by socio-economic grievances coupled with state repression. The question is; has any of this changed?

Egypt: the police state

Peaceful protesters holding up signs and chanting are not a threat to national security. The authorities and security officials are a threat to people’s security.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 15 - 20 November

This 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions in blogs, articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 8 - 14 November

This 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions in blogs, articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 1 - 7 November

This 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions in blogs, articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Sisi’s Egypt

In this follow-up interview with leading member of the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt, Sameh Naguib, we talk about Al-Sisi's Egypt, the new alliance around the general, what challenges face opposition parties and movements and the future of Tahrir Square ( long interview, October 24, 2013)

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 26 - 31 October

This 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions in blogs, articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 16 - 25 October

This 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions in blogs, articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 9 - 15 October

This 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions in blogs, articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 1 - 8 October

This 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions in blogs, articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 23 - 30 September

This 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions in blogs, articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 17 - 22 September

This 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions in blogs, articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 9 - 16 September

This 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions in blogs, articles and tweets, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 28 August - 8 September

This Arab Awakening space for excerpts of articles, blogs and tweets is a weekly holding operation for those trying to work out what is happening. The 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying 22-27 August

This Arab Awakening space for excerpts of articles, blogs and tweets is a weekly holding operation for those trying to work out what is happening. The 'You tell us' feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

Egypt in the balance: what the blogs are saying

This bi-weekly Arab Awakening space is a holding operation on Egypt - excerpts from their articles, blogs and tweets - as people try to work out what is happening.  The ‘You tell us’ feature offers some first hand accounts and a range of opinions, first and foremost from the people of Egypt.

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