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Uprisings in the Middle East are moving too fast, spreading geographically, intensifying, with news streamed live from many places – it’s a Twitter and TwitPic driven news cycle. Media has responded with impressive online sources for on-the-ground and user generated news.  Any added resources will be greatly appreciated.  Echo the news. Break through censors and all attempts to inhibit access to the Internet.

Follow the Mid East Revolution:

The Lede, The New York TimesConstantly updated news on the Middle East uprisings from blogs, Twitter, video, reporters on the ground from multiple sources. Robert Mackey does an incredibly good job at mixing audio, videos, Twitter and blog chatter, other news sources and mobile video like Bambuster (the real tech star of this revolution).


BBC News From the Middle East - Constantly updated with field reports and live video feeds

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Al Jazeera Middle East – Extensive resources devoted on-the-ground to Middle East uprisings

Babylon & Beyond - Observations on From Iraq, Iran, Israel, the Arab World and Beyond – L.A. Times blog

Human Rights House of IranUp to date news portal on the continuing uprising in Iran

bh1.net Bahrain Uprising YouTube Channel

@NickKristof (Twitter stream of Nicholas Kristof) – he’s on the move, in the middle of of it, Tweeting, writing, taking pics and video – he’s got to get another Pulitzer for this.

Nick Kristof’s TwitPics – Who needs AP photo?

LIBYA: @feb17voices Libya Twitter feed |  Libya country profile – BBC

“]A map of 2011 people's uprisings in the "Middle East" Souce: Wikipedia, by Liza Sabater (cc)S-A-Att. Lisa is the founder and lead writer of culturekitchen.com, one of the Top 100 progressive blogs in the U.S. [www.ndnpac.org]

A map of 2011 people's uprisings in the "Middle East" Souce: Wikipedia, by Liza Sabater (cc)S-A-Att. Lisa is the founder and lead writer of culturekitchen.com, one of the Top 100 progressive blogs in the U.S. www.ndnpac.org

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Libyan forces kill dozens as talks begin in Bahrain (2011-02-19)

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan security forces shot dead dozens of protesters as they struggled to stamp out a revolt in the second city Benghazi as Bahrain’s rulers began talks with the opposition as unrest continued to sweep the Middle East.

Anti-government demonstrators in Bahrain swarmed into Pearl Square in Manama on Saturday, putting riot police to flight in a striking victory for their cause and confidently setting up camp for a protracted stay.

In Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, a witness told Reuters snipers had fired at protesters from a fortified compound.

“Dozens were killed … not 15, dozens. We are in the midst of a massacre here,” said the resident, who did not want to be named. The man said he helped take the victims to a local hospital during Saturday’s violence.

The Libyan authorities have not allowed foreign journalists into the country since the protests against Gaddafi erupted, and the witness’ account could not be independently verified.

Uprisings Spread Through Middle East

A second protester was killed Tuesday when a funeral procession for a protester killed Monday erupted into clashes with Bahraini police, according to local media.

Fadhel Matrook was one of several thousand supporters who joined the funeral procession for Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima, who was shot and killed Monday amid widespread protests against government abuse. Police reportedly attacked the procession as crowds of mourners were exiting the hospital. See BAHRAIN: Another killed as funeral for protester devolves into clashes, Los Angeles Times

Michael Slackman of The New York Times reports: “More than 10,000 people streamed into the capital’s central Pearl Square on Tuesday in the largest political protest to hit this Persian Gulf kingdom in recent memory. Galvanized by the death of a demonstrator in clashes with the police on Monday, protesters waved flags and chanted ‘peaceful’ under the square’s towering monument as a police helicopter hovered overhead. Hundreds of protesters also massed on a nearby bridge overpass.”

This video of the protesters setting up camp at Bahrain’s Pearl traffic circle was sent from a blogger’s phone to Bambuser, a Web site that allows users to stream live video from their phones:

Follow the Revolution:

The Lede, The New York TimesConstantly updated news on the Middle East uprisings from blogs, Twitter, video, reporters on the ground from multiple sources

BBC News From the Middle East - Constantly updated with field reports and live video feeds

Al Jazeera Middle East – Extensive resources devoted on-the-ground to Middle East uprisings

Babylon & Beyond - From Iraq, Iran, Israel, the Arab World and Beyond – L.A. Times blog

Human Rights House of IranUp to date news portal on the continuing uprising in Iran

bh1.net Bahrain Uprising YouTube Channel


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Iran, Yemen, Bahrain – Revolution Spreads

After the stunning fall of the autocracy in Tunisia and then Egypt, revolution is spreading through the Middle East. Iran, Yemen and Bahrain and facing uprisings as people feel emboldened to fight for freedom.

June 25, 2009 the Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf said: “We need to work collectively to spread information coming out of Iran … we have found each other again” | I was obsessed with the Iran uprising in 2009 and was sure that the Iranian people would prevail. The efficient ruthlessness and brutality of the Iranian regime was shocking and demoralizing.  How can this time be different?  See Cyber War in Iran Escalates 2/24/2009.

After Clashes in Iran, Protests in Yemen and Bahrain, The New York Times, today, 2/15/2011

Mojtaba Samienejad, an Iranian blogger and journalist, who writes on Twitter as Madyar, posts links to reports from an Iranian human rights group that at least one person was killed and two others shot on Monday in Tehran during protests.

Tehran Monday:

Bahrain, Monday:

Mubarak Out: 18 Days That Shook the World

U.S. TIME: President Barack Obama is expected to speak about the regime change in Egypt at 1:30 p.m.

According to CNN, Mr. Obama was informed about the resignation of the Hosni Mubarak during a meeting at the White House before Omar Suleiman read out the brief statement that power had been passed to Egypt’s military.

CAIRO TIME: 6:04pm: Jubilation breaks out across Egypt. Flags waving. Joyous scenes in Tahrir Square, Alexandria, Suez. Watch our live stream here: http://aje.me/jelive

6:03pm: He’s gone. He’s resigned. 30 years of Mubarak rule is over. Omar Suleiman says:

President Hosni Mubarak has waived the office of president

Al Jazeera