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The Arab Spring

IWPR in-depth coverage of the revolutions and protest movements breaking out across the Middle East provides a platform for Arab journalists and activists to air their views on and analysis of the turmoil.


Dates active: 
2011 to 2012
Crowds on Tahrir Square, November 18, 2011. (Photo:  Lilian Wagdy /Flickr)
Katharine Helmore
25 Nov 11
Military council refuses to delay polls as divisions heighten between army, political parties and protestors
William Shaw
25 Nov 11
Lenient verdicts expected as Emirates authorities appear more assured of maintaining stability.
Protest against the outcome of the constitutional assembly election in Tunisia. October 25, 2011. (Photo: Freedom at Issue/Flickr)
Ramy Jarboui
23 Nov 11
New parliament urged not to squander achievements of spring revolution.
Scene on Tahrir Square, November 20: riot police and prostrate forms of protesters. (Photo: Anjali Kamat @anjucomet)
Ahmed Awadalla
21 Nov 11
Activist says situation just like original uprising in January.
Bullet-riddled wall in Homs, Syria. (Photo: Homs Local Coordination Committee)
Salam Hafez
17 Nov 11
Activist hopes sectarian warfare will be avoided despite regime's manipulation of minority fears.
This year’s protests in Sanaa have begun to change the perception that Yemeni women should remain in the background. Picture from 2009.(Photo: Francesco Veronesi/Flickr)
Katharine Helmore
17 Nov 11
Revolution seen as opportunity to press for progress in conservative society.
Moroccan police break up a demonstration in Casablanca, June 2011. (Photo: Mawassi Lahcen)
William Shaw
17 Nov 11
North African state has managed to head off major unrest experienced by other regional states.
Funeral prayers for protest participants in a neighbourhood of Homs. These people were killed on the first day of Eid al-Adha, November 7. (Photo: Homs Local Coordinating Committee)
Salam Hafez
15 Nov 11
Activists warn regime could step up its campaign to crush protest movement following pressure from Arab League.
Anti-Syrian demonstration in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Photo: Salam Hafez)
Salam Hafez
10 Nov 11
Allegations that Lebanese administration has helped Damascus pursue opposition activists.
Posters of President Bashar al-Assad. (Photo: James Gordon/Flickr)
Salam Hafez
4 Nov 11
Syrian activists want to arm army defectors but opposition coalition body fears this might delegitimise uprising.