Arab Spring http://nhpr.org en Rising Worries Over Syria http://nhpr.org/post/rising-worries-over-syria <p>This week, U.S. concerns over the civil war in Syria escalated with talk of chemical weapons and the real fear that the conflict could spill over in the broader Middle East including Israel.&nbsp; Now there’s debate in Washington about how this country should respond what the so-called “red-line is” and whether the Americans public is willing to cross it.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 27142 at http://nhpr.org Rising Worries Over Syria A Web With No Off-Button http://nhpr.org/post/web-no-button <p>Concerns about internet censorship (think Arab Spring) has led digital activists to create a "Shadow Web" - that bypasses large Internet Service Providers, and can't be shut-down, filtered, or blocked.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 19:02:08 +0000 Brady Carlson 2328 at http://nhpr.org A Web With No Off-Button Before the Arab Spring, there was Martin Luther http://nhpr.org/post/arab-spring-there-was-martin-luther <p>We’ll look at how the social media technology of the time helped the Protestant Reformation go viral.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:11:03 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1930 at http://nhpr.org Before the Arab Spring, there was Martin Luther Syrian Activists Live Stream Their Revolution http://nhpr.org/post/syrian-activists-live-stream-their-revolution Syrian troops have fired rockets and mortars at neighborhoods in the city of Homs that have most fiercely resisted the government throughout the uprising.<p>Mainstream journalists are barred from entering Homs, so a team of activists decided to <a href="http://bambuser.com/v/2353349">record the offensive</a> themselves. The activists positioned their cameras atop buildings in the city. Each morning the view is blue sky, a minaret, a sea of rooftops. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 1896 at http://nhpr.org Syrian Activists Live Stream Their Revolution Egyptians Harbor Suspicions About U.S. Aid Groups http://nhpr.org/post/egyptians-harbor-suspicions-about-us-aid-groups The Egyptian government has further escalated tensions with Washington by accusing U.S. officials of directly funding nonprofit groups to create chaos in the Arab country.<p>The latest comments were made by an Egyptian Cabinet member to prosecutors conducting a criminal probe into the activities of 43 aid workers, many of them American.<p>Such claims anger U.S. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:56:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 1904 at http://nhpr.org Egyptians Harbor Suspicions About U.S. Aid Groups What Do Democracy Promoters Actually Do? http://nhpr.org/post/what-do-democracy-promoters-actually-do American lawmakers are furious about a mounting diplomatic crisis in Egypt, where dozens of nongovernmental workers, including 19 Americans, could face trial.<p>The United States says Egypt needs to let pro-democracy groups continue their work to help the country's transition, but Egypt accuses them of operating illegally.<p>The work of democracy promotion groups has raised suspicions in many countries, but Lorne Craner, who runs the International Republican Institute, says he has never seen anything like what's going on now in Egypt.<p>"We have never had our offices raided, we have never had Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 1793 at http://nhpr.org What Do Democracy Promoters Actually Do? In Morocco, The Arab Spring's Mixed Bounty http://nhpr.org/post/morocco-arab-springs-mixed-bounty <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0f6FSB7gxQ</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:27:00 +0000 Deborah Amos 1767 at http://nhpr.org In Morocco, The Arab Spring's Mixed Bounty