LUCY EMMERSON: The case of Maikel Nabil, and that of many other writers, highlights the utter lack of respect for freedom of expression that currently exists in Egypt.
LUCY EMMERSON: Many people were voting for the first time. “Last time I didn’t vote because my vote didn’t matter,” said Fatima Abdullah…
LUCY EMMERSON: By Egyptian standards, the chaos has been moderate. Today marks a good start to a process due to unfold over the next three months.
LUCY EMMERSON: The number of protestors is growing but we haven’t yet seen the numbers in Tahrir Square grow to the levels of January/February. Who, though, has worked out the next steps?
LUCY EMMERSON: If you fight back you’re advised to ‘calm down’. The daily harassment of half of Egypt’s population is, however, a serious problem.
LUCY EMMERSON: There are still more who believe that a regime which has killed in excess of 2,200 peaceful protesters in the past 6 months cannot stand
LUCY EMMERSON: The Libya that emerges from this conflict will be in dire need of rebuilding and there are those who doubt the NTC is up to the job…
LUCY EMMERSON: As Saleh, Al-Assad and Gadaffi watch this trial, the message must be clear: no one is above the law, everyone will someday be held to account.
LUCY EMMERSON: There has been much debate about how we should characterise the Norwegian mass-killer Anders Breivik. Were he Muslim there would have been no debate.
LUCY EMMERSON: Now is not the time to let “women’s issues” fall to the back of the agenda; they must not be deprived of the dignity that they have fought for.