Monday, August 15, 2011

Open Access Archive: Tahrir Documents - UPDATE

Relaunching new and expanded Tahrir Documents archive.
"We are pleased to announce the re-launch of Tahrir Documents, an ongoing project to archive and translate printed discourse from the 2011 Egyptian revolution and its aftermath.

Since its creation in mid-March the website has published over 250 activist papers, manifestos, personal essays, notices of candidacy for office, and party communications. They appear in complete English translation alongside high-resolution scans of the originals, which have been collected from demonstrations in and around Cairo's Tahrir Square — the epicenter of the revolution and subsequent demonstrations. Tahrir Documents has proven a significant resource for journalists, researchers, activists, and other readers following Egypt's ongoing transformation, and has been widely cited in the English and Arabic press.

The site is updated daily with new translations, and has now been redesigned for accessibility and simpler use. Its contents are searchable and clearly organized according to their subject. Highlights of the collection include:

* A proposed Islamic constitution for Egypt
* Missives issued by a wide variety of groups new and old, including the Muslim Brotherhood, The Popular Socialist Alliance,The Wafd Party, The Justice Party, and many others.
* A warning written from the voice of Gamal Abdel Nasser.
* Literature on moral conduct appropriate to a new Egypt.
* Statements of solidarity with struggles in Palestine and Libya.
* A large body of writings on changes to the Egyptian constitution.
* A collection of revolutionary newspapers like Gurnal, and Revolutionary Egypt.

Tahrir Documents is the work of volunteer translators of Egypt and abroad. It is not affiliated with any of the authors or groups whose work appears in translation on the website, nor with any political organization foreign or domestic. For media inquiries and other information please write to the editorial board at We invite the submission of materials for translation and publication on the website.

The Editors and Staff of Tahrir Documents" / /

1 comment:

  1. Dear Peter and Charles,

    Thank you for linking us over here at Tahrir Documents. Be sure to follow our Twitter account (@tahrirdocuments) for daily updates with new translations. I'm one of the site's editors.

    -Levi Thompson