Going around town today, I didn’t have time to plop myself in front of a television, and so I constantly checked my iPad when at WiFi hotspots to update myself on the exciting developments in Egypt.
Being a news junkie, I have a number of wire service apps, The Daily, the NYTimes, ABC News, as well as Slate, on my iPad. (I couldn’t access Al Jazeera’s live stream on my device.)
I’ve also been looking at photos of events from protestors on Flickr.
However, I found the most interesting app to be CNN’s because it has piped in Egypt’s state-run television station Nile TV, streaming live.
Instead of pundits, it simply has a news anchor interviewing various public figures and analysts, as well as a stream of television footage of street activity from around Egypt.
There’s a fascinating analysis on the role that Nile TV played during the revolution here.
Here’s an excerpt:
As of this writing — actually, during this writing — Mubarak formerly relinquished his position as president. The cameras of state-controlled television were again showing images of Tahrir Square and the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians celebrating this moment. The same presenters who called the protesters foreign spies happily showed clips of these same people singing the national anthem and screaming their joy into the channel’s microphones. After Mubarak’s speech on Thursday, thousands of protesters surrounded the state television building demanding that it be turned over to them, the voice of the people.
How have you been keeping track of what’s been going on in Egypt, and what are your favorite apps and news outlets?
Share all in the comments!