Ten years and three stories of the 2011 uprisings

Giving up has no future

It’s a decade since democratic protests began in the Middle East and North Africa and still for many activists the fight against authoritarian regimes and in pursuit of dignity and political reform is far from over.

In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Three stories from Egypt, Syria, and Tunisia illustrate how the revolutions in these countries are still a work in progress – in spite of violent repercussions and the all-round terrible toll they have taken.

The leading activists in these stories – Mona Seif, Ola al-Jundi, and Ramy Khouili – say they have no other choice but to carry on.

Because: Give up, and you die.

By Mohamed Amjahid (Text), Diala Brisly (Illustrations)