Five Years after the Egyptian Revolution: A Menac Retrospective

Five years ago, thousands of Egyptians celebrated in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, as President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. In the nearing sunset  crowds were cheering, dancing, some fell on their knees in prayer. Its was the end of Mubaraks almost 30-year rule. Five years later, even key figures of the 2011 uprising, such as the secular … Continue reading Five Years after the Egyptian Revolution: A Menac Retrospective

Reinventing Democracy Begins in Cyprus Mountains

Menac team member Agnija Kazuša was one of the twenty young people from different countries of Europe who gathered in the picturesque resort city Platres at the mountains of Cyprus to participate in the first meeting of an innovative global project called "Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era". During a week-long workshop that took place from 7th … Continue reading Reinventing Democracy Begins in Cyprus Mountains

Journalism in Egypt remains a Crime in 2016

The case of photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid by Basma El Mahdy Menac-member Basma El Mahdy about the press freedom in Egypt and the case of Mahmoud Abu Zeid, an Egyptian photographer who has been imprisoned without any charges over two years. Back in August, the international community was shocked by an Egyptian court ruling, that … Continue reading Journalism in Egypt remains a Crime in 2016

The West and the rest?

Opinion piece by Katarzyna Mortoń Our contributor and menac-founder Katarzyna Mortoń on the Western perspectives  on terrorism after the Paris attacks. Have we understood yet our responsibilities in a global world?  Today some may think that what is predominantly relevant in countering terrorism is whether Western industrial nations bomb Daesh's positions in Syria. Unfortunately current … Continue reading The West and the rest?