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Egypt Travel "Effect of the 25th Jan 2011 Revolution on Tourism"

Egypt Travel "Effect of the 25th Jan 2011 Revolution on Tourism"

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Published by Mohamed Marghany
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Nile Valley Travel is a well established, dynamic and reputable company fully specialized in Nile cruise services in Egypt. With over 25 years experience in the tourism industry, our management guarantees the highest quality professional travel services in the country. With a variety of standard travel packages and the ability to customize trips to meet all your clients' needs, our company will make your millionth trip to Egypt as interesting and intriguing as the first.

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 Egypt Revolution 25th Jan 2011
Occurred in the wake of the popular uprising that began in January 25, 2011, whichincluded a series of demonstrations, marches and acts of civil disobedience, strikes andunions, said: "The revolution in 2011 (Egyptian Revolution January 25 ) violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces and supporters of Hosni Mubarak's regime.Protests took place in Cairo, Alexandria and other cities in Egypt, following similar events in Tunisia, which saw the overthrow of the long-term President of Tunisia. Themillions of demonstrators from a variety of social and economic backgrounds, religions,the overthrow of the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. On February 11, resigned fromhis position Mubarak after weeks of popular protest and determine the pressure.Grievances of the protesters Egyptian focus on legal and political issues , including police brutality, the laws of the state of emergency, the absence of free elections and freedomof expression, Corruption can not be controlled, as well as economic issues includinghigh rates of unemployment , food price inflation, and low minimum wage. the initialdemands of the organizers of the protest is the end of the regime of Hosni Mubarak, at theend of emergency rule (martial law), freedom and justice, and the government's responseto non-military, and resource management in Egypt. He said trade unions to play anintegral part in the protests.the Egyptian revolution, and demonstrations along with the events of Tunisia, has beenaffected in other Arab countries including Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan and Libya.
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Timeline of the January 25 Revolution in EgyptApril 6, 2008
- The April 6 Youth Movement Facebook page is created to support the workers inMahalla al-Kobra, an industrial town, who were planning to strike on April 6. Police andmilitary were ready to arrest anyone demonstrating. Subsequent protests were largelyconsidered flops and multiple activists were arrested between April and July.Spring 2010- A group of activists, including Google executive Wael Ghonim and April 6 leader Ahmed Maher, begin meeting once a week to discuss plans for a protest against thegovernment.June 6, 2010- Khaled Said, a young businessman, is dragged out of an internet cafe by police inAlexandria and beaten to death after attempting to expose police corruption. Officialautopsies said he choked on a plastic roll of drugs, but a cellphone picture of Said’s battered face challenged the government’s assertions. Weeks of protests and newspaper headlines followed. In early July, authorities decided to charge two police officers withillegal arrest, torture, and excessive force; their trial has been postponed multiple times.- The We Are All Khaled Said Arabic and English Facebook pages are set up to sharefrustration and outrage over Said’s death and to plan demonstrations against theauthorities.Summer 2010
 
- Over the summer a series of silent stands are held in cities like Alexandria and Egypt to protest against the emergency law and the brutal actions of the police. These stands are primarily coordinated by the Arabic We Are All Khaled Said Facebook page.September 21, 2010- Demonstrations are held in Alexandria and Cairo to protest President Hosni Mubarak’srumored plans to hand power to his son Gamal. Not surprisingly, police were quickly onthe scene even before the protests began and prevented many from reaching AbdeenSquare in central Cairo where the rally was held. Twitter users both at the protests andfollowing the events from afar began using the hashtag #oraby2010 to Tweet about whatwas happening. The tag was also used in the days leading up to the protests to organizeand recruit protesters, in hopes of preventing authorities from easily tracking what washappening. November 2010- Parliamentary elections are held. The elections were rife with ballot stuffing, streetclashes, and voter intimidation. No independent election monitors are allowed into Egypt.The ruling NDP party “wins” the majority of seats.December 17, 2010- In Tunisia, amidst growing anger and outrage over high unemployment rates,Mohammed Bouazizi, a young university graduate, set himself on fire after policeconfiscated the fruits and vegetables he was selling illegally in an effort to earn a living.His act of self-immolation becomes the catalyst for protests across the country.January 14, 2011- Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Al flees to Saudi Arabia. Prime minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announces that he has taken over as interim presidentMid-January 2011- Inspired by the events in Tunisia, initial preparations are made for street protests inEgypt. Representatives from six youth movements, groups advocating labor rights, andthe Muslim Brotherhood gather daily for two weeks to strategize a plan for demonstrations.- At least three organizers for the April 6 Youth movement are arrested.- A call goes out on the We Are All Khaled Said Facebook page for a protest planned for January 25. Demands include an increase to the minimum wage, an end to the state of emergency, and an end to presidential terms that exceed two consecutive terms.- Twenty protest sites in working-class neighborhoods in Cairo are announced to the public. The location of one other protest location—in a slum—is not shared with anyoneexcept the primary organizers.- The Twitter hashtag #Jan25 is decided upon.January 23- A number of solidarity protests are held at Egyptian embassies around the world.January 25- The annual “Police Day” holiday becomes the “Day of Wrath”—the first day of  protests. Thousands calmly take to the streets in cities across Egypt at the announceddemonstration sites. Police are prepared and begin firing water cannons and using tear gas to disperse crowds.
 
- Small groups, directed by the organizers, advance to the 21st secret location. Neighborsin the area join the crowd and the group (now in the hundreds) marches towarddowntown Cairo. Protesters outnumber police.- More than 500 are arrested. Three protesters die in Suez.- A video of a man staring down Army tank as it sprays water on him is widelycirculated.- Egyptians plead for more media coverage of what is happening.- By midday Twitter became inaccessible. In a Tweet, Twitter Global PR confirms the block. Reports come in that Facebook is being blocked as well. Bambuser confirms that itits live mobile broadcasting service is also blocked inside the country. Many Egyptiansturn to proxies to bypass blocks so they can continue to share news.- In Washington, D.C., Hillary Clinton states: “Our assessment is that the Egyptiangovernment is stable and is looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs andinterests of the Egyptian people."- By nightfall, a large crowd has amassed at Tahrir Square.January 26- Police continue to attack and fight protesters.- Egyptians begin reporting that mobile networks are down.- @Jan25 Voices launches, using phones and other means to speak with Egyptians behindthe blocked internet and Tweet their messages.January 27- Mohamad ElBaradei, former director of the United Nations International AtomicEnergy Agency, returns to Cairo to join demonstrators.- The internet is shut down. Only one smaller ISP—Noor—works. [Learn more abouthow it happened in this Wired article.]- Leaflets are being distributed around Cairo sharing practical and tactical information for tomorrow’s protests.- Multiple reports indicate SMS service is down.- Vodaphone releases a statement saying that they complied with government requests tosuspend mobile service.January 28- “Friday for Martyrs and Political Prisoners” demonstrations are held with demonstratorsgathering at mosques following Friday prayers.- Mubarak orders the Army to enter the streets and quell demonstrations and enforce thecurfew. Police, for the most part, leave the streets.- The NDP headquarters is set on fire.- Google exec Wael Ghonim goes missing.- With the internet shut off, tech-savvy geeks and hackers around the world begin pullingtogether to help Egyptians gain access to the internet (1, 2, 3, 4).- Multiple deaths are reported.- Obama makes a brief statement calling for human rights to be respected.January 29- Mubarak makes his first public speech since protests begin. He announces that he issacking his cabinet and names Omar Suleiman as his vice president and former air forcecommander Ahmed Shafiq is appointed prime minister.- Looters break into the Egyptian Museum and destroy some artifacts.

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