A new article in Feminist Media Studies analyzes the ways bloggers and on-line commenters have used these electronic spaces to contest “blame the victim” narratives used in constructing news reports about Lara Logan’s sexual assault in Tahrir Square in Egypt. 421 more words
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CAIRO, Egypt – An Egyptian court acquitted six police officers Saturday on charges of killing 83 protesters during the country’s 2011 revolution, the latest in a string of trials that rights group say failed to hold the country’s security forces accountable for demonstrators’ deaths. 470 more words
Here on this blog, and in two forthcoming papers, I have been writing about the spirit of Tahrir Square during the 18-days of uprisings in 2011 using terms from anthropological theory such as antistucture, liminality and communitas, non-space and so forth. 548 more words
I am not cool enough to hang out at Sundance every year, but I am cool enough to have friends who do, and one of them tell me that there was a lot of “buzz” last year about “ 149 more words
Will the Egyptian constitutional referendum pass? And if so, what will it mean? And what comes next?
Who better to answer such questions than the leading editorialists of the Middle East’s top newspapers? 819 more words