Posts Tagged ‘Tahrir Square’

  • Sandmonkey’s thoughts on Egyptian democracy
    In case you don’t tweet and aren’t following @Sandmonkey in Cairo, this is a compilation of his tweets today for about half an hour. He has about 25,000 followers so far. I’d watch those numbers climb. He isn’t as well known as Wael Gohnim, but is just as strong as player. There were lots of replies in between, but I’m just giving his point...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 05:02 pm
  • Egyptian Army stops filming at Tahrir Square
    The Egyptian Military has met with Wael Gohnim and blogger Amr Salama and promised them to rewrite the Constitution in ten days and put it to a referendum within two months. That sounds good. Problem is, the Army has also ordered Al Jazeera and other international media outlets to stop filming in Tahrir Square where demonstrations continue. Isn’t that a Mubarak strategy?...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Fox blocks out Al Jazeera logo on live feed from Tahrir Square
    All the news networks are showing the same live feed from Tahrir Square in Cairo – Al Jazeera. But Fox News blocks out the Al Jazeera logo. Do they not want to admit it as a news source? What’s that about “fair and balanced?” How about “honest”?
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Egyptian Parliament called Castle of Corruption
    The man in his desert dress with his veiled wife and two sons camped outside the Parliament gates near Tahrir Square in Cairo. “This building, this parliament is a Castle of Corruption,” he tells the journalist. We’ve got quite a few of those castles on the planet.
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Tahrir Square
    Tahrir or Liberation Square Cairo Egypt I love this shot from the Egypt Daily News. http://www.egyptdailynews.com/
    by at February 9th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Google Exec released in Cairo
    Don’t think because you have an important position with an international company in Egypt that you are safe from the secret police. The head of Google marketing for the Middle East has just been released in Cairo after being arrested in Tahrir Square. Wael Gohnim has been missing for more than two weeks. He is considered one of the behind-the-scenes leaders of the...
    by at February 7th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Demand Red Cross be ready for Tahrir
    I have it from a Georgetown U. professor (Egyptian) speaking on on Al Jazeera that the Egyptian Army is preparing to lay siege to the pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo. He gave a wonderful and clear analysis of the crisis and the thinking and strategy of the Mubarak government. He demanded that the Red Cross be ready to supply the protesters...
    by at February 5th, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • Mubarak’s thugs attack women and children in Tahrir Square
    Egypt I thought Obama looked mad last night – especially when he said the word “now.” He had talked to Mubarak for 30 minutes and had seen how intransigent he was. You can see Mubarak’s thugs – rumored to be about 75,000 paid gangsters who terrorize the population – attacking the peaceful democracy protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo...
    by at February 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 am