My name is Marlena Chertock. I am a sophomore at Elon University. I’m majoring in Journalism, with a Print and Online concentration, and minoring in Non-Violence Studies and Creative Writing.
This is my Web curation blog for my Editing and Design course. I will be posting an assortment of articles, links, videos and information to direct readers to learn more about the Egyptian and Middle East protests of 2011. The democracy protests in Egypt have been going on since Jan. 25, 2011. I will not be doing the reporting for these articles, this blog serves as a collection of articles and other sources of information on this topic.
The Web address for this blog is based off Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” I’m greatly influenced by and have a love for revolution songs.
“Won’t you help to sing these songs of freedom.” -Bob Marley, Redemption Song
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Tag Archives: Egypt
Syrian Revolution: The first million man protest Friday ‘Graphic’ Egyptian Chronicles is a blog is following and posting about the several protests across many Arab countries this year. The posts are fairly regular, with at least one post or more … Continue reading
Photos of the protests Purephoto is a website that allows users to showcase and share their photos. Photographer Hossam el-Hamalawy has been documenting and sharing the protests in Syria. He also has several photo collections on the site from Tahrir … Continue reading
Egypt: Protesting for Syria This blog post from Global Voices is by Amira Al Hussaini, a blogger and journalist in Bahrain. Hussaini writes about Egyptians who are joining Syrians in their protest. She includes photos, videos and tweets by protesters. … Continue reading
Egyptian revolution book review series: Kefaya – laying the foundations for the 25 January revolution This article from Ahram Online is a book review that describes the 2005 protests in Egypt, called Kefaya or Enough, and how they influenced the … Continue reading
Egypt detains Mubarak and sons According to this Al Jazeera article, the ex-leader and his two sons will be held for 15 days pending a probe into an abuse of authority. The ongoing investigation will look into allegations of corruption, … Continue reading
Egypt Proposes Competitive Presidential Elections According to a Huffington Post article, Egypt is proposing competitive presidential elections. A constitutional reform panel is imposing a two-term limit on future presidents. Candidates are allowed to run if they: Collect 30,000 signatures from … Continue reading
The Economist’s Egyptian protest cover The Feb. 17, 2011 article in The Economist describes “the awakening” of Arabs and Muslims in countries across the Middle East. It recounts how the Jan. 25 Egypt protests started, with protests in Tunisia. Then … Continue reading