A year has passed since the beginning of the uprisings in the Middle East and in some countries people are still revolting and fighting for freedom. This roundup, on one hand, is a tribute to the Arab Spring and on the other hand it’s an overview of the events of the past two weeks in different Arab countries.
The National Post’s photo gallery sums up the events of the past year as it shows the 25 best Arab Spring photos. (English) Patrick Witty’s photo essay on Time’s LightBox pays tribute to the courageous protesters from different countries. (English)
In Celebration of the first anniversary of the Tunisian revolution and also the outbreak of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, Al Tahrir TV channel aired a short documentary about Bouazizi whose suicide is seen as the trigger of the Tunisian revolution. (Arabic)
As for the events in Egypt, another wave of brutal clashes between the military and police forces and the demonstrators broke out about two weeks ago as the security forces tried to break up the sit-in in front of the cabinet. This is a summary of the clashes in a Zeit Online blog. (German)
As a reaction to the fact that many women have been subject to extensive brutality, a women’s march in which about 10.000 Egyptian women participated was organized. A photo gallery of this march is available on BBC (English) and Spiegel published an article about the event. (German) On Friday, 23rd December, there was a rally in Tahrir Square denouncing violence against protesters as the Guardian reported. (English)