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Le_Nouvel_Ordre_du_Monde_Arabe. Al Jazeera and Others Visualizing Twitter and Unrest. Qatar-based Al Jazeera may be completely responsible for the lack of productivity amongst university students, in many different disciplines, all over the world.

Al Jazeera and Others Visualizing Twitter and Unrest

Walking through the halls of a local university you may hear, at any one point, one student saying to another “Al Jazeera ate my homework.” The reason for this is what the LA Times has coined Al Jazeera’s ‘CNN moment’ (referring to the network’s coverage of the Gulf War, which catapulted it into popularity). Al Jazeera’s around the clock news and live updated coverage of the protests and revolutions throughout the Middle East and Africa, has in many ways changed the rules of the media game. Al Jazeera has led news media outlets down a path that forces all others to be very conscientious of not only what they report but also in keeping up with real-time events.

Ethan Zuckerman What if Tunisia had a revolution, but nobody watched? On December 17, a 26 year old Tunisian man named Mohamed Bouazizi reached the end of his rope.

Ethan Zuckerman What if Tunisia had a revolution, but nobody watched?

Tunisia and Egypt promised G8 help on path to democracy. G8 leaders has promised $20bn (£12bn) of loans and aid to Tunisia and Egypt over the next two years and suggested more will be available if the countries continue on the path to democracy.

Tunisia and Egypt promised G8 help on path to democracy

David Cameron revealed he had intervened to prevent the package from being presented as more generous than it was in reality, suggesting that some at the G8 had wanted to present it as worth as much $40bn. "I argued through my officials that we should stick to the lower figure," said the prime minister, warning that if the higher figure had been used, "people go through it, realise that it falls apart, and that is actually very damaging to the whole process, which is why the lower figure is in there. " The $20bn is being provided by multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF and, for the first time, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Tunisia

Egypt. The Online Islamic Academy. Twitter network of Arab protests - interactive map. Multiplying the Tahir Square effect. Tahrir Squared (tahrirsquared) Middle East Protest Tweets Mapped. Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests. I Love The Warm Colors on This Map....The Redder They Are The Better [Middle East Revolution Map] L’exil des réfugiés de Libye raconté par les données. Près d'un demi-million de réfugiés de toutes nationalités ont quitté la Libye depuis février, principalement vers la Tunisie et l'Égypte.

L’exil des réfugiés de Libye raconté par les données

Retour sur cet exil massif, à l'aide des données du HCR et de l'OIM. Il sont 448 000. Plus de 448 000 réfugiés, toutes nationalités confondues, ont fui la Libye depuis le début du conflit en févier, selon le Haut Commissariat aux Réfugiés des Nations Unies (UNHCR) et l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM) [en]. Premiers pays d’exil: la Tunisie et l’Égypte, qui viennent de pousser leur despote respectif vers la sortie. La Tunisie accueille à elle seule près de la moitié du nombre total de réfugiés, et l’Égypte environ 40%.

La carte ci-dessous, réalisée avec Google Public Data Explorer [en], permet de visualiser les évolutions dans le temps du nombre de réfugiés dans les pays limitrophes. Ces chiffres ne prennent en compte que les réfugiés ayant franchi légalement les frontières. Amnésie européenne » Article » OWNI, Digital Journalism. Les réactions inquiètes des Européens aux révolutions en cours de l'autre côté de la Méditerranée ont parfois des relents d'islamophobie.

Amnésie européenne » Article » OWNI, Digital Journalism

Moyen-Orient : la note que le gouvernement a ignorée. Il y a tout juste six ans, le Centre d’analyse et de prévision (CAP) du ministère des Affaires étrangères rédigeait une note qui annonçait largement les événements actuels dans le monde arabe.

Moyen-Orient : la note que le gouvernement a ignorée

Elle est restée lettre morte. De quoi alimenter les critiques de certains diplomates sur le mépris dont fait preuve l’exécutif à l’égard du travail d’expertise. Ce document de deux pages, daté du 24 février 2005, a été rédigé par le chercheur Olivier Roy. Il nous indique que le directeur du CAP jusqu’en 2010, Pierre Lévy, l’a approuvé avant de le transmettre à sa hiérarchie. Mais ni le ministre des Affaires étrangères Michel Barnier, ni l’Elysée de Chirac n’en ont tenu compte. Ces avertissements visionnaires du CAP n’ont pas plus été écoutés par la suite.

. « Nous risquons de nous trouver en décalage » Roy rappelait d’abord les trois motifs de réticence française face à la politique de démocratisation soutenue par Washington. Puis il livrait en une phrase son analyse, avant de la développer : The First WikiLeaks Revolution? Tunisians didn't need any more reasons to protest when they took to the streets these past weeks -- food prices were rising, corruption was rampant, and unemployment was staggering.

The First WikiLeaks Revolution?

But we might also count Tunisia as the first time that WikiLeaks pushed people over the brink. These protests are also about the country's utter lack of freedom of expression -- including when it comes to WikiLeaks. Tunisia's government doesn't exactly get a flattering portrayal in the leaked State Department cables. The country's ruling family is described as "The Family" -- a mafia-esque elite who have their hands in every cookie jar in the entire economy. "President Ben Ali is aging, his regime is sclerotic and there is no clear successor," a June 2009 cable reads. Call to arms. CAIRO - When Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resigned after 18 days of public demonstrations here last winter, Tahrir Square instantly took its place in the world’s iconography of peaceful protest.

Call to arms

Young men and women brandishing nothing more lethal than shoes and placards had toppled a dictator. One subversive slogan - “The people want the fall of the regime” - in the mouths of a million people overpowered a merciless police state. It was not bloodless; some 846 people were killed by police and regime thugs, according to an Egyptian government inquiry. But for the protesters, and for people watching around the world, Egypt’s uprising appeared a heartening entry in the history of successful nonviolent movements stretching from Gandhi and Martin Luther King to the “velvet revolutions” that unraveled the Iron Curtain in 1989.

That was half a year ago. Recent events, however, have convinced some revolutionaries to feel otherwise. Révolutions, or noir : la fin du monde ? Accueil | Articles | Les Rédacteurs | Les Rapports spéciaux | Aide | La Chronique Agora est mondiale Que pensez-vous de La Chronique ? Faites-nous part de votre avis en remplissant ce questionnaire . Révolutions, or noir : la fin du monde ? Don’t credit Bush for Arab Spring. U.S. Mideast policy in a single phrase - Glenn Greenwald. The CIA’s spokesman at The Washington Post, columnist David Ignatius, recently announced that the glorifying term “Arab Spring” is no longer being used by senior intelligence officials to describe democratic revolutions in the Middle East.

U.S. Mideast policy in a single phrase - Glenn Greenwald

It has been replaced by the more “neutral” term “Arab transition,” which, as Ignatius put it, “conveys the essential truth that nobody can predict just where this upheaval is heading.” Note that what was until very recently celebrated in American media circles as a joyous, inspirational awakening of ”democratic birth and freedom” has now been downgraded to an “upheaval” whose outcome may be odious and threatening. That’s not surprising. By removing Mr. Trois révolutions arabes, trois flops français » Article » OWNI, Digital Journalism. Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world.

Islam et démocratie : la Turquie peut-elle être un modèle ? Has the Arab Spring Stalled? Autocrats Gain Ground in Middle East - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International. Egyptian Activists Stage ‘Second Revolution' Rally. Thousands of Egyptians are gathered on Cairo's Tahrir Square for a so-called "second revolution" just three months following President Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

Egyptian Activists Stage ‘Second Revolution' Rally

The activists are demanding the ruling military government quicken the pace of democratic reforms, including rooting out official corruption. They say military-leaders have included too many members of Mubarak's ruling party in the reform process. However, Egypt's best organized political force has criticized the demonstration. Social Networks, Social Revolution. and Anonymous (Al Jazeera Empire) Livni's guidance on Arab democracy. I don't have a string of letters following my name, and so I am not qualified to make clinical judgements. But it seems to me that for a brief period, at least, following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon went crazy.

On October 4, 2001, Sharon made a speech - more of a rant, really - which literally shocked official Washington. He attacked US efforts to generate support among Arab countries for the coming war on terror. "Do not try to appease the Arabs at our expense," he said. "Israel will not be Czechoslovakia. " To president George W. Unrest in the Arab world. Arab Revolution - Economist Shoe-thrower’s Index and Ranking. The toppling of governments in Egypt and Tunisia sparked protests across Arab countries in Africa and the Middle East leaving us hanging on the question of what will happen next?

AL-BAB: an open door to the Arab world. The Arab spring: protest, power, prospect. The great contest between democracy and tyranny in the middle east and north Africa is unresolved. Among the questions David Hayes asks openDemocracy authors to consider are: * After three months of protest, changes of leadership, violence, and (in Libya) international intervention, where is the Arab spring going? * What ideas are coming to the fore? * Can a coherent pattern be discerned amid the flux of diverse events in a dozen countries? * Is there a common dynamic, or merely a set of national trajectories with some shared features? Les femmes, actrices essentielles dans les révolutions arabes. Arab insurgencies, women in transition.

The events of 2011 show how much democracy is wanted and needed by the people of the Arab world. The Tunisian and Egyptian dictators have already fallen, the Libyan one is shaking, and others too will surely follow in their train. "The rising of the women means the rising of us all" In the 1970s, the women’s liberation movement had a badge that proclaimed: women who seek equality with men lack ambition. We don’t want to participate as equals in the violence, oppression and greed of patriarchal power, says Rebecca Johnson. Yesterday, women crossed bridges all over the world to celebrate International Women’s Day. I joined them too, but to demonstrate more than celebrate. The women of Benghazi.