Title

The Al Jazeera revolution

Document Type

Article

Department

Graduate School of Media and Communications

Abstract

As darkness fell on Tahrir Square the night of Feb. 1, a giant makeshift TV screen broadcast Al Jazeera's live coverage of the Egyptian uprising to the enthusiastic crowd. The channel would later transmit Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's speech, in which he announced that he would not stand for reelection but would stay in office for the remainder of his term; below the screen, the protesters chanted their displeasure at what they viewed as this insufficient concession.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

Foreign Policy

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