Jack Shenker is a London-born writer who has reported from across the globe, with award-winning work spanning Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Gaza and the Mediterranean. In 2008 he became Egypt correspondent for the Guardian, and his coverage of the Egyptian revolution won the Amnesty International Gaby Rado prize for excellence in human rights journalism. He is currently based in London and Cairo - jackshenker.net
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Monday, August 19, 2013
Beyond the Voice of Battle in Egypt
No matter how many times you witness it, the transformation is still a dizzying one. Kiosks that once vended chocolate and cigarettes, deployed as a gunman’s shield. Shop window shutters framing sugar-sopped cakes or risqué clothes mannequins, now the roughage of a street barricade and clouded in teargas.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Egypt's Revolution Won't End with Presidential Election
The apartment blocks on my street in downtown Cairo have accommodated many cycles of Egypt's political tumult in the past 18 months. A stone's throw from Tahrir Square, they have been enveloped in teargas, pockmarked by Molotov cocktails, pressed into use as urban barricades by both revolutionaries and pro-Mubarak militias, and provided the backdrop for some of the post-Mubarak military generals' most violent assaults on the citizens they swore to protect.