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Mosireen, Arabic equivalent of Persistent, was formed in 2011, as a social/citizen media collective that focuses mainly on picture and video to disseminate authentic news to combat the state controlled propaganda.
Mosireen, which rhymes with the Arabic Masrieen which means Egyptians, are persistent to: Continue the goals of the revolution, produce and make films in order to support the revolution, raise awareness, train young youth on using social media and video techniques, archive the revolution visually, and finally network between similar initiatives, bloggers, activists and filmmakers.
Sherief Gaber is one of the spirited revolutionary group of youth that we’ve encountered in the elegant high-ceiling headquarters of Mosireen in Down Town Cairo. A young Egyptian-American man who left his Texas studies behind to revolt.
The podcast features three different voices: Ahmed Zidan, Sherief Gaber, and also Nick Holdstock, a Scottish author, researcher and freelance journalist who has spent three weeks in Egypt meeting with activists from grassroots initiatives.
Gaber explains in this podcast what is the Collective exactly, and why “Mosireen”?, and then delves into the very successful street screenings of Kazeboon and the challenge of authentication of footage.
He then talks about moving beyond Tahrir, and reaching out to Cairo’s crammed informal settlements.
Also he highlights military trials and SCAF’s propaganda concerning foreign funds, and how does it impede civil society work, and how people perceive them.
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