Egypt: Ongoing protests against Mubarak’s government in Cairo, Suez, Alexandria, number of killed protesters rises. Updates January 26th-Feb4th 2011 (including Internet cutoff, press rights breach, Mubarak’s sons seem to finally have arrived in london (29th) and +++EIL+++ AlJazeera reporters arrested (Jan31st)
[wn030] Egypt: Ongoing protests in Cairo and Suez, next killed protesters reported. Jan26 2011, a follow-up to our coverage yesterday.
In order to allow for a faster reporting and communication, we decided on Jan 26th to turn to storify for our today’s report. Please click here for Jan26th. Following days linked a few lines below.
The voices you’ll see after the click belong partly to reporters from CNN and BBC, to media (AlJazeera, almasryalyoum.com [English edition], democracy NOW!), media content mediators like demotix, news agencies incl. AP and Reuters, and – above all – to Egyptian citizens.
Update. it’s past midnight now. we close the reporting for jan26th. The red link above will now – due to the amount of attached voices – take a while to open. A screenshot of this page, opening quite fast, is available here. You can check it out and if you think the links there might be worth opening the page in spite of the loading time, you can still take the red link above.
For Jan 28th updates, click here (Egypt cuts off internet, SMS, mobile. full blackout, according to analysis “unprecedented in Internet history”, Friday protests, replies to Mubarak’s late night speech.) (closed, it’s midnight 28th->29th. click here for a quickly opening screenshot, the first link will open a larger file with working links.) (ps you can really click the screen snapshot link, we repaired it now.)
for Jan 29th updates, click here. (Ongoing protests, +++EIL+++ Mubarak’s sons seem to finally have arrived in London – rumours about “flight” spread in media since 25th. this time, it seems these news are for real.)
For our Jan 30th 2011 update, please click here. (AlJazeera shutdown)
Jan 31st updates are here (AlJazeera reporters arrested, after release: their equipment still seized. SPIEGEL: AlJazeera bittet blogger um Hilfe)
Feb 1st updates: here (news agency Associated Press knees down in front of the Egyptian despote [see updates 16.00-17.00], the March of Millions, reactions to Mubarak’s speech)
Feb 2nd updates: click here.
For the Feb3rd updates, click here.
Feb 4th updates are here.
Feb 5th updates are here.
Feb 11th. done. Mubarak is gone. It took the Egyptians 18 days to force him to finally step down. Deep congrats – –
Here below a video we’ve chosen for this page.
NancyAngela helped us and provided us with a written version of the voices you hear in the video:
“First man (Corrected his grammar a bit): ‘It’s very bad for my government. I don’t have food, I don’t have anything, Me and my my children we will die today. Second: We will not be silenced, whether you are Muslim or Christian or Atheist, you will demand your God damn rights. We will have more (our) rights, we will never be silenced – 3rd: There this terrorism for you. 4th:this is my blood.”
A telephone number that needs spreading around:
Feb 4th 2011:
“Talking on phone, waving flag, maintaining balance. Business as usual in Tahrir” (Cairo)
The protesters’ 7 demands: (translation below picture)
Translation – The 7 Demands of The Tahrir square Protestors: (source of translation)
1. Resignation of the president
2. End of the Emergency State
3.Dissolution of The People’s Assembly and Shora Council
4. Formation of a national transitional government
5.An elected Parliament that will ammend the Constitution to allow for presidential elections
6. Immediate prosecution for those responsible of the deaths of the revolution’s martyrs
7. Immediate prosecution of the corrupters and those who robbed the country of its wealth.
Here’s another shot of this huge banner (sharper and better overall quality, worth a click).
feb 11th: Mubarak finally steps down. time to rethink how this all actually worked. without the people on the streets nothing would have happened, but the need of access to social media and their important role in this revolution is not questioned anymore. here a nice infographic about the network of twitter accounts involved in spreading news from Egypt: