Posts Tagged ‘Mubarak’

KFC and the Egyptian Revolution

February 17, 2011

KFC and the Egyptian Revolution

During the 18-day Egyptian Revolution there was talk of a foreign provocateur in Tahrir Square, an American colonel. Colonel Sanders. Rumor had it that anti-Mubarak demonstrators were being paid off in Kentucky Fried Chicken. Raja Abdulrahim of the Los Angeles Times covered the story:


A New Spirit Sweeps Egypt

February 13, 2011

A New Spirit Sweeps Egypt

Egyptians have been sweeping up debris in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after demonstrations there swept President Hosni Mubarak from power. Popular unrest continues to sweep the Middle East and North Africa, but it remains to be seen if the Egyptian military will permit a clean transition to representative government.


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The Revolution Was Televised — by Al Jazeera

February 11, 2011

The Revolution Was Televised-- by Al Jazeera

Political change in Egypt was admirably chronicled — and made possible — by the journalism of Al Jazeera, the TV news operation based in Qatar. Egyptian authorities shut down the network’s Cairo bureau in a futile attempt to forestall the inevitable, but the Arabic-language broadcaster kept delivering detailed news about the popular uprising to people across the Middle East and North Africa, where it really counted.