“Innocence” film triggers global debate over free, hate speech

Protesters breach the United States Embassy in Yemen

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

October 17, 2012

Does our right to free speech give us the right to spread hate? That is the question many Americans are asking after an Egyptian television station played a clip of a controversial anti-Muslim film in September sparking international protests and the killing of a U.S. ambassador in Libya. Nakoula...

Human rights activist describes being held prisoner in Egypt

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Adrienne von Schulthess, Writer

April 15, 2011

As Egypt erupted in protests, the man whose job it is to ensure that the victims of political violence are recognized was being held captive in the military compound of Camp 75. “The military, police, state security, and thugs bashing in windows” was how Dan Williams, senior emergencies r...

Searching for Justice: Legend reporter attends Richard Goldstone conference at UC Berkeley

Adrienne von Schulthess, Staff Writer

March 24, 2011

One of the world’s leading human rights experts told a UC Berkeley audience that South Africa could provide insights into the future of Egypt — and perhaps other uprisings and changes in government now taking place throughout Africa and the Middle East. Richard Goldstone, 72, teaches law at Stanford...

Urban students, teachers watch Egypt events unfold

Urban students, teachers watch Egypt events unfold

Adrienne von Schulthess, Staff writer

February 12, 2011

For days now, Urban students and teachers have watched Egypt, wondering how the mass protests would end. Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down on Feb. 11, giving the military control of the country, according to The New York Times. Upon hearing of his resignation, “(t)ens of thousands...

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