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On April 1, 2011, Egyptians returned to Tahrir Square in Cairo for a rally to save the revolution, photo: Platon for Human Rights Watch

HV131- Voices from Tahrir

A Hearing Voices radio hour (also at PRX), hosted by Heba Morayef of Human Rights Watch.

Bread, Freedom, and Human Dignity, a co-production between Hearing Voices and Human Rights Watch

“Voices from Tahrir” (52:00 mp3):

January 25, 2011. six years ago, a revolution began in Cairo’s Tahir Square. For the next eighteen days, millions of Egyptians across the country would demonstrate in the streets, demanding the end of their 30-year dictatorship. They were inspired by Tunisians, whose protests, that same month, had forced out the authoritarian regime of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Now it was time for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to go. A few weeks after the protests, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch interviewed some of the organizers of the January uprising: union leaders, civil rights workers, and young social media activists. These Human Rights Watch interviews provide a rare, eyewitness account of a revolution, told by the Egyptian people, the activists, human rights defenders, and bloggers who persevered during those eighteen days. These are the “Voices from Tahrir.”

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