GOVERNANCE - POLITICS

The unexpected Egyptian activist

How did it became possible that a studious, physically small, prosperous computer engineer living in Dubai and working for Google became in the public’s mind the symbol of the Egyptian revolution? If before the protests began you had scoured all of Egypt for candidates for this position, no one would have suggested Wael Ghonim. He was a political naïf who lived mostly as an expatriate in Dubai; he had few connections and no obvious charisma. Discover how he became the best propagandist of the protests in Cairo…

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