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The Square (Al Midan)

  • The Playlist  Reviews

    Review: 'The Square' An In-Depth Look At The People Behind Egypt's Revolution

    Revolution is a word bandied about often, arguably too often. In times of disconnect and discontent, people look for answers, relying on the strength of their ideals to carry them past status quo fear-mongering through to actual change. Two weeks ago, Russell Brand raised a vague call to revolutiona...

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  • Caryn James  Reviews

    'The Square': In Tahrir Square, Beyond Simplistic Headlines

    Television coverage of the political upheavals in Egypt over the past two years, especially the protests in Tahrir Square, was almost always defined by the reporters' distance from events. Even correspondents on the ground surrounded by chaos sometimes exuded a sense of voyeurism, or -- even wor...

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