03 February 2011


Just another wonderful, sunny day in the repressive Arab Middle East...
the usual suspects

Egyptian authorities shut Al-Jazeera’s office on Sunday, complaining its round-the-clock coverage was slanted toward protesters and could encourage more unrest. The station denounced that closure as an attempt to muzzle open reporting.

Mr. Mubarak’s supporters stormed hotels in Cairo, chasing foreign journalists, Al-Arabiya TV said.

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The parallels to Egypt and Tunisia are obvious — Sudan is a notoriously repressive Arab country, ruled by the same strongman for more than 21 years, historically and culturally close to its big brother just down the Nile, Egypt.
Cross your fingers.