Shahira Amin and Edit Schlaffer in Cairo, May 2011
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In the middle of the Egyptian Revolution, Shahira Amin resigned as Deputy Head of Nile TV live on air in protest of the state television channel’s censorship of the uprising, as she did not want to betray the young revolutionaries on Tahrir Square. While violent clashes raged just outside her office, Amin was only allowed to report on pro-Mubarak rallies.
The revolution in Egypt, which unleashed the suppressed hopes of the whole region, is now facing a whole new set of challenges. But throughout, one central question looms—where are the women? They were the symbol of the “New Egypt” in the mass protests on Tahrir Square, but are the subsequent developments placing in doubt women’s continued growing participation in the public and political spheres?