We, a group of Egyptians living abroad, believe we have the opportunity to support our sisters and brothers in their fight for freedom. We particularly have something to offer because we can access the world’s cyberspace, unlike our fellow besieged people in Egypt at this moment.

We believe that the crackdown on media and the internet will not stop the people of Egypt from going forward with their revolution. Moreover, we believe the measures taken to thwart the revolution do nothing but add to its fuel. We, Egyptians abroad, despite the distance, have the will to participate in overthrowing a regime that has been systematically torturing, impoverishing, and suppressing its people for the past 30 years. We are hopeful that this statement and set of suggestions will reach the conventional channels of news (not the internet) and cross the siege to reach the people of Egypt, so they can consider it.

Therefore, we think it will be better for Egypt now to have a temporary shadow government that enjoys popularity and acceptance among the people as an alternative to the current regime. In this state of lawlessness and anarchy, we believe that a shadow government could then come down to discuss the future of Egypt with the military and the international community representing the people of Egypt. We believe this can speed up the process of overthrowing Mubarak, an eminent and unavoidable reality, and make the restoration of law and order sooner than later. It restores calm and saves lives.

We urge the Egyptian people to appoint a shadow president and a spokesperson to deliver their demands and speak on their behalf. The obvious name that comes up to our mind is Mohamed Elbaradei due to his huge popularity, connection with different opposition groups in Egypt and governments and organizations around the world, but more importantly, for the influence that he had in igniting the revolution since he returned to


Osama Diab, London-based journalist and writer

AbdulRahman El-Taliawi, Milano-based activist for Change

Amira Mohsen, London-based journalist

Nermine Wally, Paris-based socioeconomic researcher

Ibrahim Ismail, Jeddah-based civil engineer

Amira Elhawary, Australia-based photographer

Maher Hamoud, London-based journalist

Youssef Daoud, Paris-based lawyer


About Egypt Liberated

We need to act to save our country even from a distance. We definitely have a role to play now since we still have easy access to the world. I will promise I will do my best to use my little connections in the media to get out voices heard. If you know anyone else who does want to sign this statement let me know, but soon because we need to put it online now. Please give a brief description of who you are too. I am for example going to say "Osama Diab, a London-based Egyptian journalist and writer". This will be published on a blog that will voice our ideas, thoughts and hopes about the situation of Egypt and can be one of the unrestricted channels that the government of Egypt has no control over. This is going to be an ongoing project until the regime falls, or at least internet is back in Egypt, but until then please communicate with us any thoughts or ideas on how to help our Egypt. More and more people will be contributing ideas, statements and even articles to it.
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