Friday, November 29, 2013

EGYPT - Update on the End of Democracy

"Latest law limiting demonstrations sparks outrage, protests among Egyptians" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 11/28/2013


SUMMARY:  Egypt's military-appointed interim government enacted a law over the weekend forbidding protests at places of worship and gatherings of more than 10 people without a permit.  The latest crackdown on the freedom of expression sparked protests among Egyptians leading to arrests and violence.  Hari Sreenivasan reports.

"Crackdown disappoints Egyptians expecting social justice from revolution" (Part-2) PBS Newshour 11/28/2013


SUMMARY:  Egypt's military-backed government has issued its latest crackdown on dissent, but now both Islamist and secular activists are being punished.  Hari Sreenivasan talks to Leila Fadel of NPR about how Egyptians are reacting to the arrests and how the events are being portrayed by the media.

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