Two items of note on Egypt. First is an Australian Date Line show about Facebook in Egypt: Egypt’s Facebook Face Off
While it’s supposed to be a social networking site, Facebook has become the front line tool for the country’s struggling democracy movement, as Sophie McNeill reports.
Link to the video broadcast is here.
Second is a post from the Arabic Media Shack: Tails from the “Arab Street” (you’ll get the reference as you read)
Recently, Grandmasta and a friend were riding in a taxi, trying to cross central Cairo during rush-hour traffic. Anyway, they got stuck in traffic. Major traffic. They just [happened] to be discussing Lebanon (in English). Suddenly, the driver, Hassan, a guy in his mid 50s, who spoke no English, but [probably] heard the words Hezbullah several times, jumped in to offer his unabashed support for Hassan Nasrallah, calling him a hero for standing up against Israel aggression.
This led to a long conversation. Grandmasta mostly sat back and listened, wanting to hear his opinions on certain issues. …
Read the rest at the Arabic Media Shack. AMS should be on your reading list if you’re at all interested in the region.