Egyptian blogger from Cairo.
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Posts Tagged ‘propaganda’

#June30: A rebellion without rebels

Morsi trapped by the army

On the evening of February 2nd, 2011, I found myself courageous enough to be directly engaged in a violent battle for the first time since the uprising that started a few days earlier. I remember making my way through the barricades and to the make-shift wall that separated the diverse group of revolutionaries from a homogenous crowd of thugs hired…

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France to the rescue: the liberation of Mali’s uranium

French military presence in the region, and the area of conflict encompassing uranium deposits

After almost 20 years of right-wing rule in the French republic, Social Democrat Francois Hollande came out victorious in a tight presidential race. His ousting of Nicolas Sarkozy brought a lot of hope to many left-leaning Europeans who were tired of having to normalize with the xenophobic rhetoric, to say the least. Hollande promised to withdraw the French troops in…

When Old School Propaganda Fails To Be As Effective

Cartoon by Al Ahram

As brutal and corrupt as many governments can be nowadays, some are oblivious to the fact that the Web empowers the people beyond control. Dictators like Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, and Hosny Mubarak of Egypt might like to think that they rule with an iron fist that is virtually impossible to dismantle. While that is…

Graphic Design in Political Propaganda

Jo Jo The Dove

An interesting article by the Designer Daily revealed some of the artwork that was produced at the time of the Cold War to aid the propaganda of the US as well as the Soviet Union. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and at times of war, it is extremely important for governments to have strong visual campaigns…