The Arab Spring
Years active: 2011-2012
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.
News – The Televised Revolution
A new collection of photographs and texts offers a fresh perspective on the turbulence and conflict that have swept the Middle East and North Africa in the last year and a half.
Syrian Opposition Council Struggles for Legitimacy
Disconnect from conflict on the ground saps confidence in overseas political movement.
Turkey Awakens, But Still Cautious on Syria
Alarm at downing of Turkish fighter plane, but no appetite for military intervention.
Non-Violence Still Best Hope for Syrian Opposition
Opposition divided between advocates of violent and peaceful means of resolving conflict.
Homs Activist Pessimistic About UN Observers
Rate of shelling has fallen since United Nations team arrived in the area, but locals fear government forces will hit back with a vengeance when monitors leave.
Libya's Interim Rulers Struggle For Legitimacy
Although National Transitional Council has presided over period of calm, critics say it hasn’t lived up to high hopes placed in it.
Syrians More United Than World Believes
Opposition may be diverse, but it shares common distress about the past and hope for the future.
UN Syria Mission Doomed To Fail, Experts Say
Number of monitors too small to affect regime’s actions.
Syrian Opposition Sceptical of Ceasefire
Critics of peace plan warn it might give President Bashar al-Assad breathing space to consolidate control.