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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
Hazim al-Sharaa
31 Aug 11
People returning from other Arab countries say they are excluded from government assistance programme.
Kawa Youssef
30 Aug 11
Hopes that uprising will lead to better future for Kurdish minority.
Political banners at a protest in Tunis. The upper one says “I’m Muslim, I’m Tunisian, I’m against Ennahda”, while the one below says “We won’t accept a second RCD” – a reference to ousted President Ben Ali’s ruling party. (Photo: Fouad Hamdan)
Fouad Hamdan
30 Aug 11
Despite many obstacles, prospects for reforms still look good.
Demonstration in Tunis, August 8, 2011. (Photo: maryatexitzero/Flickr)
Ramy Jarboui
25 Aug 11
Demonstrations as former regime figures appear to escape justice.
A rebel combatant heads down a road in eastern Libya, March 2011. Many Libyan expatriates are now planning their own homecomings.  (Photo: Nasser Nouri/Flickr)
Sarah Giaziri
24 Aug 11
Exiles prepare to go back to visit family and help rebuild country.
Assad Riyany
24 Aug 11
Basic medical supplies needed as fight for control of Libyan capital continues.
Muammar Gaddafi has become the butt of humour as fear of him subsides in Libya. (Photo: Crethi Plethi/Flickr)
Michal Levertov
23 Aug 11
Tripoli residents celebrate with “Zenga Zenga” song from viral web clip.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's long reign finally seems to be nearing its end.
22 Aug 11
Libyan activist prepares to go home as regime is poised to fall.
President Bashar al-Assad is no longer seen by other Arab leaders as a guarantor of stability or gradual reform. (Photo: Oliver Laumman/Flickr)
Zoe Holman
18 Aug 11
Former friends supporters distance themselves as unrest continues in Syria.