Islamist Politics and the Arab Spring

Although future historians might have little difficulty in dating the beginning of the ‘Arab Spring’ to the first outbreak of unrest in Sidi Bouzid in December 2010, almost two years in we are now no closer to understanding what they might make of its legacy. While in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia popular movements have successfully completed the removal of entrenched governments, a number of others continue to undergo major civil unrest, with the likely outcome unclear.more >

Lost in translation

Every journalist will tell you that the integrity of sources is paramount, whatever and wherever the story. Recently, I’ve witnessed how they need to be treated with extra care when news is translated or reported second-hand.more >

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