Monday, February 14, 2011

Will the autocrats ever learn?

Reporting of the protests in Egypt did not accurately reflect the facts on the ground (and the grassroots movement), but rather voiced the sentiments of the current regime according to liberal Egyptian playright Ali Salem. This culture of “total denial” was one of the catalysts for the protests because in the modern information age, all news is available to the public in real time and the Egyptian people were able to watch history unfold before their eyes.

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