Rewriting the Egyptian Revolution


In trying to explain the roots of the Egyptian revolution to an American audience, Western news sources have offered a variety of explanations. Some outlets have focused on the role of Wikileaks and social media, while others have emphasized America’s relationship with dictators in the region.






Each Western pundit and media source has a different story to tell, but often missing from the discussion are the voices of Egyptians themselves.


What has been left out of mainstream media accounts of the Egyptian revolution? What is the number one misconception that needs to be corrected?


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