HOMEStrategies for building awareness for the potential of peace education in Cameroon Ben Oru Mforndip
Has Democracy Enhanced Development in Africa? Conrad John Masabo
Permanent Emergency Powers in France: The ‘Law to Strengthen Internal Security and the Fight Against Terrorism’ and the Protection of Human Rights Lena Muhs
Women’s Political Representation in Sri Lanka: Leading towards Prosperity or Peril Pujika Rathnayake
On the Migrant Crisis Daniel Bagheri Sarvestani
Inclusive Transitional Justice through Truth Commissions: A Book Review Amos Izerimana
RECENT ARTICLES Was it permissible for The United Nations to authorize humanitarian intervention in the post-election conflict in Cote d’ivoire? Dramane Ouattara
Reflections of Refugees in Africa Wyclife Ong'eta Mose
Challenges and prospects of AU to implement the Ezulwini Consensus: The case of collective security and the use of force Tunamsifu Shirambere Philippe
The Right to Food Shant Melkonian
Freedom of Expression Under Threat in Zambia Mariateresa Garrido
Douglas Janoff on LGBTQIA Human Rights Luciana Téllez
Common Things: Communication, Community, Communal Peacebuilding Lina Patricia Forero Martínez
Lack of empathy as a threat to peace Victoria Scheyer
The death of democracy in Honduras Daniel Bagheri S.
Water Security in the Sixaola River Basin Adrián Martinez Blanco and Diana Ubico Durán
Reborn Arunima Chouguley
An Open Letter to the American People: Political Responsibility in the Nuclear Age Richard Falk, David Krieger, and Robert Laney
In the News
Last Updated: 02/01/2011Egypt Portal
A guide to some of the best Internet coverage and analysis of the ongoing protests in Egypt.
Stay current on the protests in Egypt with constant news coverage from Al Jazeera http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/, providing live broadcast streaming of the protests, with constant updates on the latest developments. For targeted English-language coverage of all protest-related news, Al Jazeera’s “Anger in Egypt” site http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/anger-in-egypt/ is a sure bet for top headlines, video feeds and amateur clips capturing first-hand experiences on the ground.
If you’re looking for a round-up of news, opinions and video, be sure to check out the crowd-sourcing service at http://crowdvoice.org/emergency-law-and-police-brutality-in-egypt/, a great source for an insightful compilation of citizen perspectives, drawing from traditional news sources, blogs, image galleries, and video clips from protest participants, intellectuals and experts in the field.
Global Voices http://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcoverage/egypt-protests-2011/ has additional citizen media coverage, including a timeline of news stories and blog posts, video clips, image gallery, and special sections highlighting censorship and global reactions to the protests.
For photos, “Egypt Erupts, January 2011” presented by Life Magazine http://www.life.com/image/first/in-gallery/55011/updated-egypt-erupts-january-2011#index/0 and “Americans Protest in Support of Egypt” by The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/29/americans-protest-egypt-photos_n_815894.html#s232544&title=Washington_DC are two distinct slideshows: the former offering images of the protests and police brutality in Egypt; the latter showcasing responses by Americans staging their own support protests across the United States. With several pages of photos and images, Al Jazeera’s Sharek photo gallery is an Arabic-language website covering the protests.
Providing decent background on the history and political climate surrounding the protests, Democracy Now interviews the University of Michigan’s Juan Cole in the video “Egypt is a Praetorian Regime.” (Transcript available here. ) Finally, Ibrahim Sharqieh, Deputy Director of the Brookings Doha Center offers his opinion on the US response to the protests, with the piece, “What Secretary Clinton Does Not Recognize About Egypt’s Anti-Regime Protests”: http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2011/0127_egypt_clinton_sharqieh.aspx.
For first-hand news on the latest events in Egypt, check out live blogging from sources delivering distinct perspectives from reporters and citizens on the ground.
Live blog from Al Jazeera English. http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2011/01/29/live-blog-301-egypt-protests.
"Unrest in Egypt" by http://live.reuters.com/Event/Unrest_in_Egypt.
"Egypt Protests Live Blog" by The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2011/jan/30/egypt-protests-live-updates.
"The Lede — Latest Updates on Protests in Egypt". The New York Times. http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/.
Inanities blog by Sarah Carr http://inanities.org/.
Recommended Twitter Feeds:
Journalist Jeremy Scahill and Democracy NOW!’s Sharif Kouddous http://bit.ly/i7yHH4. The Nation has covered their contributions here here and here. Kouddous’ blog is available here: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2011/1/30/live_from_egypt_the_rebellion_grows_stronger_by_sharif_abdel_kouddous.
Facebook has also proven to be a unique resource for citizen perspectives. Search keywords: anger egypt, day of anger, etc.
More recommended links:
Tara Ruttenberg is special to the Peace and Conflict Monitor.