Citizen Radio and Russia Today

Hi all,

I’ve been a little slack recently, have been semi-homeless and completely without a laptop. However I haven’t been completely out of the action. I did an interview for the wonderful Citizen Radio on Thursday, then one for Russia Today on Friday.

Interestingly, the Friday interview talks about the dominant presence of Islamist groups at the “day of unity” protests that were held that day, which runs against what I was saying in the previous interview, about how the Tahrir protests were dominated by secular forces, and that the battle over Islam vs secularism was mainly happening in the realm of party politics, rather than on the street.

I think my points still largely hold, though. At the time I write this the Islamists have left and the square is back in the hands of hip young revolutionary types. It will be interesting to see how it pans out from here.

About Austin G. Mackell

I am a freelance journalist who has worked for a variety of corporate and community outlets from my hometown of Sydney and from the Middle East, including from Lebanon during Israels 2006 invasion and from Iran during the tumultuous presidential elections there in 2009. I have recently moved to Cairo to watch the revolutions in Arab world unfold.
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