I remember Rabaa

An Egyptian riot policeman points his gun towards at stone-throwers during clashes that broke out as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi by force in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo on August 14, 2013. MOHAMMED ABDEL MONEIM/AFP/Getty Images)

An Egyptian riot policeman points his gun towards at stone-throwers during clashes that broke out as Egyptian security forces moved in to disperse supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi by force in a huge protest camp near Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo on August 14, 2013. MOHAMMED ABDEL MONEIM/AFP/Getty Images)

I remember 14 August, 2013, more than I remember most days of my life. I was planning on wearing my new black shirt to work that day; the one with a semi-transparent back.

I remember drowsily getting out of bed, considering which stories I would cover for the paper that day, before being updated by my mum about the latest news.

“They’re dispersing the sit-ins,” she said, shaking, while anchored in front of the television airing live footage of the dispersals.

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Reward for providing journalists with ‘No’ voter on Egypt’s constitutional referendum

A female 'Yes' voter wrapped in Egypt's flag as she waits her turn outside the polling station

A female ‘Yes’ voter wrapped in Egypt’s flag as she waits her turn outside the polling station

The media outlets union announced on Wednesday a $100,000 reward for whoever puts the union through to a ‘No’ voter on Egypt’s constitutional referendum.

The reward comes after journalists from different news services failed to find a single citizen who voted ‘No’ on the draft constitution. Continue reading

Post 30 June glossary

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With the 30 June revolution came change. And with change, came new terms and expressions which weren’t as common to Egyptians before. In other cases, some common expressions just got new meanings. Continue reading