Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Extra Credit Research Asiya Mohamud

Egypt remains locked in a protracted process of political transition after the resignation of the long-serving leader Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. The country is deeply divided between Islamist and secular groups, while the Egyptian Military remains the country's chief political broker and decision-maker.
The results of the first democratic elections held in 2011/12, won overwhelmingly by Islamist parties, were nullified, leaving Egypt with no elected state institutions. Egypt’s first democratically elected parliament in decades was dissolved in June 2012. The Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi   won the Presidential elections in mid 2012, but he was deposed a year later through a combination of mass anti-government protest and a military coup. This legal vacuum has created a political tug-of-war between the military, the judiciary, and dozens of political parties vying for power. Since that day the whole country was missing, killing happening twenty four hours and bombing. Military were leader the country and they are not doing well.  

I think their best hope will be restart new election new person, instead military will country the whole country. Military did not care civilians most of them. They were arrest people, beat them and killed. Bad leader better than no government, Egypt people need patient. This leader would not be forever president. What is people in Egypt doing is too much. You could not get one day democracy, every country when they were getting freedom and Democracy, they were struggle.  It is not easy to get good leadership and freedom same day.
There’s no doubt that the citizenry relied greatly on social media to network and organize during the Arab Spring, when areas in the Middle East and North Africa erupted in popular revolt during the early part of 2011. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter were used to call and coordinate protests, and also for sharing information on issues around the pro-democracy movement. Two and a half years later, unrest in the Arab world continues - and social media has become a mainstay in them. Activists continue to use it, but they aren't the only ones - powerful government personages and agencies are also tweeting up a storm. Meanwhile, technological extensions such as automatic translation tools are breaking down the language barrier and extending the potential reach of social media for social movements in general. Facebook in particular played an important role in the Arab Spring, with people organizing protests for example over the Facebook page of Egyptian activist Wael Ghonim. Protesters used Twitter to organize protest logistics, providing live updates from the ground and calling for support or backup.

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