Internet subtext to this interesting long read by Yasmine El Rashidi, The Guardian, How hip-hop fuelled Egypt’s rebellion. “The events of 2011 had been the impetus for millions of Egyptians to buy smartphones, making internet access widespread in a much more immediate way via 3G. Within months of Mubarak stepping down, the number of Egyptians with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and SoundCloud accounts rocketed. Young writers, artists and musicians were putting out their work on social media. “There was an incredible sense of freedom,” said Sadat. “Everything was changing. It was liberating.””


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