Articles tagged with: Egypt
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By Safiya Merchant
The recent sexual assault of CBS News correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo, Egypt is a painful reminder of the struggles female foreign correspondents often have to endure while on assignment. Besides finding sources, covering their stories, and staying away from the violence of war-torn lands, they must also protect their bodies from being abused or exploited. According to The New York Times, Logan was viciously attacked the day that the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced from power. While covering the celebrations, a mob of more than …
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By Edwin Rios
Will Hosni Mubarak’s resignation threaten Egyptian-Israeli relations? Probably not.
But that seems to be the prevailing fear in the minds of the Israeli people, as life in the streets of Cairo returns to normal. The protests have risen from below; the same police who attacked anti-Mubarak protestors in Tahrir Square now call for higher wages and refuse to return to their jobs until their voices have been heard. The shouts for reformation of the 18-day People’s Revolution have ceased for the moment, as the government’s future rests in the …
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By William Beaver
The protests that are taking place in the Middle East are similar to the protests that swept the Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union from 2000 to about 2005. Over that period, it seemed like many governments were sick with some sort of illness that spread quickly throughout the region and overthrew one long serving autocratic leader after another. However, not every autocrat succumbed.
For example, Vladimir Putin is still running Russia. In Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev took his father’s crown, and in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko just recently crushed …
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By Mitch Steinfeld
With large-scale uprising in Egypt and demonstrations planned in other nations of the Middle East, the media is questioning the role of U.S. involvement in the region, and Americans are listening. A skeptic media is not new for Americans, but the source of it is.
Al Jazeera, the Doha-based, multilingual news service has positioned itself as an authority for in-depth, international coverage. Through their reporting in the Arab world, Al Jazeera has thrust themselves into American homes, beating out every other news source in coverage of Egypt.
The development of …