arab spring

Global Journalist
6:33 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Are protests in Sudan a prelude to an 'African Spring' uprising?

Sudanese anti-government protesters chant slogans after the Friday noon prayer in the Omdurman district of northern Khartoum.
Credit Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

On Sept. 23, thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital Khartoum. The country’s autocratic leaders lifted fuel subsidies to raise revenue, leaving outraged citizens to deal with sky rocketing fuel prices. In response to the violent riots, the government imposed a 24-hour Internet blackout to strip citizens of social media communication and block the media coverage.

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Global Journalist
5:19 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

NPR strategist discusses tweeting the Arab Spring

This Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 file photo shows Tunisian protesters clashing with riot police, in Siliana, Tunisia. Two years after the revolution that overthrew a dictator and started the Arab Spring, Tunisia is struggling with high unemployment and rising violence in its politics.
Credit Amine Landoulsi / AP Images

Social media pioneer Andy Carvin drew high praise from fellow journalists for his coverage of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria.  The NPR reporter and strategist tracked the Arab Spring events in real time, from thousands of miles away in Washington.

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Global Journalist
4:52 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring?

'Global Journalist' spoke to Hisham Kassem about his experience reporting in Egypt.

After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.

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