Given the fun historic events unfolding now in Egypt, many of us are dying to know more about what’s happening. Now, while Twitter is amazingly awesome, a stream of 140-character messages doesn’t really provide much context, and with Aljazeera’s operation in Egypt sort of broken, I’ve become increasingly annoyed, so I took matters into my own hands and called my friend in Cairo, the Egyptian blogger, Sandmonkey.
With the internet still mostly down there, it’s been difficult for him and many other Egyptian digital activists to get compelling perspectives and detailed contextualized information out.
Below is the recording of my revealing 20-minute interview with him.
Here’s what you’re going to learn from Sandmonkey’s perspective when you listen to it:
- How protesters feel about the dwindling availability of basic resources and towards the military
- What will probably happen if or when Mubarak steps down
- Why Egyptian digital activists are dismissing the opposition’s committee
- Why talk about the Muslim Brotherhood’s supposed involvement in the protests is greatly exaggerated
- And a number of other things
Click play to stream and listen to the interview.
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