Browsing All posts tagged under »egypt«

Tom Macmaster sets back the Arab Spring decades

June 13, 2011

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I’m busy contemplating adding a major new chapter to The Revolution Will Be Tweeted? (which is out now) thanks to this, as well as updating other events  and releasing an expanded second edition soon. That won’t be for a while, though, so if you’re interested in seeing how the now-named Arab Spring came about (and […]

Until 18 May 2011: ‘The Revolution Will Be Tweeted?’ 30% off!

May 11, 2011

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Good news for those of you looking to learn more about the Middle Eastern and North African revolutions of 2010-11. ‘The Revolution Will Be Tweeted?’, the definitive book about the events in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen – as well as other countries who were touched by the effects of a civilian uprising […]

Do superinjunctions work these days?

April 26, 2011

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I’ve been quiet recently writing a book on the effects of social media in the Middle East and North African revolutions (the conclusion is that it’s negligible, especially in relation to the press perception of how much it affected the uprisings), so apologies for that. You might expect me to therefore argue a different tack […]

Was the revolution really tweeted?

March 3, 2011

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Wael Ghonim, Google’s Head of Marketing in the Middle East and North Africa, became something of a figurehead for the Egyptian revolution when he informed his multi-billion dollar employer that he had a family emergency and needed to take six days off work. What actually happened was Ghonim was rushing for a plane from Dubai, […]

Five leaders sitting less comfortably post-Egypt

February 11, 2011

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UPDATE 26 April 2011: I’ve since finished work on my latest book covering the revolutions sweeping the region, called ‘The Revolution Will Be Tweeted?’. If you’d like to find out more about the downfall of successive dictators in the Middle East and North Africa, or more details on how to buy the book, simply visit […]

African Lions vs. Eastern Tigers in the battle for oil

February 8, 2011

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Tonight on BBC Two Justin Rowlatt is travelling to Africa as part of a series on the domination China is wreaking over the world. The Chinese Are Coming seems to take a personalised, microcosmic view of what’s happening: something television does best, by taking the individual stories and telling them. However it’s worth also looking […]

King Tut’s detachable penis

June 29, 2010

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Note: This is the internet. I’m aware what gets hits. And yes, this is semi-tabloidisation of the blog (the title especially) but it’s backed up by actual, interesting scholarship. And it’s King Tutankhamun – we all have an interest in Egypt. There’s a theory being forwarded by Jo Marchant at New Scientist‘s blog that King […]