In a special two-part series, Egyptian international student Amr Moufid looks at the state of his home country and the ways that freedom of speech is being challenged. In the first part, he focussed on the supression of TV host Bassem Youssef's satirical news programme ‘El Bernameg'.
Egypt has some advantages which can never be taken away from it by anyone- its History, Culture, Civilization- but at the same time it has some issues which no one can deny or ignore.
Before the revolutions, Egypt was a developing country, afterward, it is still developing. However, the two most important achievements to have come out of the previous few years- with their death tolls, terrorist attacks and overall suffering- are firstly, the placement of some top crooks to where they belong, in jail. Secondly, and possibly more importantly, owing to the nature of the very hard past years, the people were finally able to retrieve their voice, their right to speak, their capacity to complain, their freedom of expression.