Where does Al Jazeera stand? | by Joseph Daher

Where does Al Jazeera stand? | by Joseph Daher

Joseph Daher looks at the role of Al Jazeera as both a tool of Qatar’s political and economic interests, but which also sometimes shares sympathy with popular movements in the region.Al Jazeera television has recently been subject to debate, following the resignation...

Egypt’s sectarian playing field | by Asef Bayat

Many no doubt wondered what had happened to the celebrated revolution of civility, to the Tahrir of sacrifice and solidarity, as they watched the violent collisions between Christians and Muslims in Egypt over the past few weeks. Disturbing certainly, but they were...
Egypt’s Bloody Sunday | by Mariz Tadros

Egypt’s Bloody Sunday | by Mariz Tadros

At first, it looked like a repeat of the worst state brutality during the January 25 uprisings that unseated the ex-president of Egypt, Husni Mubarak: On Sunday, October 9, security forces deployed tear gas, live bullets and armored vehicles in an effort to disperse...