8:58am

Fri July 5, 2013
Media Roundtable

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

  

Has the military ouster of President Mohammed Morsi preserved the potential for democracy in Egypt – or ended it?  On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the upheaval in the Arab world’s largest country. On June 30th, over 14 million Egyptians took to the street demanding that President Morsi step down and on July 3rd, the Egyptian military forced him out and suspended the constitution.  Morsi supporters call it a coup; his opponents call it revolution 2.0 – but what kind of revolution is it?  Will the military return civilian rule as promised?  And what kind of democracy can emerge under these conditions?  It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.

Guests:

Adel Iskander, professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Communication, Culture, and Technology program at Georgetown University

Fred Weir, Christian Science Monitor's Moscow correspondent

Marcy Wheeler writes about national security and civil liberties her site, emptywheel.net

Resources:

Jadaliyya: Tamarod: Egypt's Revolution Hones its Skills

AlJazeera: Egypt's Morsi offers consensus government

Deutsche Welle (DW): Egypt Gripped by Unemployment

NY Times: Political Turmoil in Egypt Is Replay for White House

The Economist: Should the Government know less than Google?

CS Monitor: Snowden's fate now to be decided by US-Russia negotiation

CS Monitor: Has Putin changed his mind on hosting Snowden?

CS Monitor: Russia debates letting Snowden in from the cold (+video)

McClatchy: Obama’s crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S.

Washington Post's Edward Snowden Editorial Draws Incredulous Reaction (HuffPost)

Daily Beast: Remembering Michael Hastings

Blog: The Mob and the Multitude

Jadaliyya: Obsessed with Turkish Models in Egypt

Guardian: Glenn Greenwald's recent stories

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