Protests | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
The media must learn to interpret the evolving digital dialectic of global unrest.
Failures to deliver on political promises have people back out in the streets.
Government concessions fail to quell ongoing demonstrations.
Questions asked over second outbreak of serious violence in six months.
What was behind the demonstrations that led to the brink of “civil war”?
15 Sep 12
Footage of police and demonstrators clashing at US embassy.
7 Aug 12
Electricity shortages happen everywhere in Iraq, but cause angry scenes in the boiling temperatures of the south.
18 Jul 12
Rights activist doubts proceedings will shed much light on what really happened.
12 Jul 12
Protest participants “aware, angry and hungry”, but formal attempts at consolidate leadership fail to add momentum.
6 Jul 12
Exiled trade union leader says his activism led inevitably to confrontation with government.
22 Jun 12
President under increasing pressure as student protests gather pace, but opposition forces still lack coherence.
20 Jun 12
Political classes mobilise young people for their own ends.
13 Jun 12
Group formed after December’s violence in Janaozen fails to capture public imagination.
30 Mar 12
Scuffles as police move in after rock singer insults president.
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