Media Type:

Graffiti


Title

Sewing lips shut

Subject

Graffiti/Street Art

Description

This image raises awareness about unprecedented censorship and attacks on freedom of expression under the regime of El-Sisi. Of note, the government used new anti-terrorism laws to prosecute those expressing any sort of dissent.
Ganzeer became one of the most well-known graffiti artists following the 2011 revolution. He was particularly known for his anti-SCAF images. In May 2014, he was forced to flee Egypt to the US.

Creator

Ganzeer

Publisher

Pinterest

Date Published

26/01/2016

Rights

Ganzeer

Language

Arabic

Date Created

26/01/2016

Citation

Ganzeer, “Sewing lips shut,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 23, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/65.

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