Links 26-27 March 2011
- Social Media Sites Face Quandary Over Activists’ Use - NYTimes.com
On Hossam Hamalawy's Flickr ordeal.
- Libya: a legitimate and necessary debate from an anti-imperialist perspective
Gilbert Achcar on why he backs intervention in Libya
- FT.com / Global insight - Syrians see through ruling family’s rhetoric
Interesting to see Rami Makhlouf targeted.
- FT / Bleak history lessons for Libya’s future
- Turkey offers to broker Libya ceasefire as rebels advance on Sirte
- Libya: Woman allegedly raped by militia has been freed, says regime
- Queen Rania, Asma al-Assad, and other Middle Eastern rulers' wives who have become symbols of inequality. - By Noreen Malone - Slate Magazine
- Libyan rebels advance on Muammar Gaddafi's home town | World news | The Guardian
- Libyan Rebels Advance on Key Oil Refinery at Ras Lanuf - NYTimes.com
Nice quotes at the end.
- Syrian Leader to Address Nation - NYTimes.com
Bashar steps up for speech number 1.
- Faruq Ash-Shar` under House Arrest
says Angry Arab!
- A call for making Egypt Egyptian - Opinion - Ahram Online
- Is Syria the next danger zone for journalists?
Access restricted, incitation... sounds familiar?
- Syria Detains Egyptian-American Blogger - NYTimes.com
Weird how stories these days regularly feature a bunch of my friends.
- The Quick Death Of Shabab March 24 And What It Means For Jordan at The Black Iris of Jordan
Long and interesting post.
- Gaddafi seeking help of western "friends" to convince international community to halt military intervention – Sources Asharq Alawsat Newspaper (English)
- Libya. The Observer debate: Is it right to be intervening in Libya's struggle for freedom?
- North Africa is Europe's problem – not Obama's | Observer editorial | Comment is free | The Observer
- NATO Airstrike Kills 7 Afghan Civilians
This happens so often that it should not be described as accidental anymore.
- Libyan Woman Struggles to Tell Journalists of Her Rape by Qaddafi Militia - NYT
Brutal. And shows that it is important to have journalists in Tripoli too.
- Muslims Attackers cut off Ear of a Christian in Egypt
- Brian Whitaker's blog, March 2011
Good roundup on Syria.
- notesfromegypt | Notes from Egypt
An interesting new blog.