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This Just In: On Egypt and Tunisia

By Kathleen Elise posted Jan 31, 2011 at 12:34 PM

In recent weeks, cable news media, the blogosphere, and the radio waves have been abuzz with reports on protests taking place throughout Tunisia and Egypt. Read on to learn more about these events and to hear the story in full.

You can hear the entire story, featuring music by Iranian underground band Hypernova, on the WVUM News SoundCloud:

On Egypt and Tunisia by wvumnews

Below are some of the images mentioned in the segment, plus a few more for good measure:

Above: Egyptian police use water cannons on praying demonstrators.

Above: an Egyptian protestor clashes with security forces.

Above: a protestor kisses an Egyptian policeman.

If you have a Facebook, Twitter, or other social media profile, you can help Egyptians circumvent government restrictions on Internet access. Try reposting this Washington Post article, which gives instructions on using the Noor Group's network; utilizing dial-up with modems and mobile phones; and using ham radio. You can also post a link to this list, compiled by anonymous activists, which offers 17 more ways to circumvent the Internet block.

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