An invited panel discussed the images from the recent events in Egypt.


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The BagNewsSalon is dedicated to understanding how the visual media frames the key social and political events of the day. The Salon brings together the world's leading photojournalists, visual academics and other informed observers to analyze select edits of still news and political images in a 90 minute on-line discussion format.
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Participants included

David Campbell, Lecturer, Researcher, Producer, Multimedia and Photojournalism

Michelle Woodward, Photo Editor, Middle East Report

David Degner, photographer, Cairo

Loret Steinberg, Professor of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography/R.I.T. – BagNews Consultant

Nathan Stormer, moderator - Professor of Communications and Journalism/U. of Maine

Michael Shaw, Publisher, BagNews

Ida Benedetto, Producer, BagNewsSalon

Laura El-Tantawy photographer, Cairo

Captions for the images under discussion

1. David Degner / Wall Street Journal - A woman standing through the moonroof of a car in Alexandria help up a flag.

2. Laura El-Tantawy / Burn Magazine - Egyptian anti-government protesters sleep on the tires of a military tank stationed on Tahrir (Liberation) Square, which for the past two weeks has been the center of a sit-in protest by thousands of Egyptians demanding the government step down form power. Protesters created a human shield and barricades to fend off pro-Mubarak supporters from getting into the square and to prevent the military from an overnight attach to clear the square from the protesters.
burnmagazine.org/essays/2011/02/laura-el-tantawy-cairo/

3. Ed Ou / The New York Times - Feb 8, 2011. As the authorities and protesters struggle to grasp the see-sawing initiative in Egypt’s 15-day-old revolt, the government of Hosni Mubarak unveiled new pledges to reform on Tuesday. But demonstrators crammed anew into Tahrir Square to reject anything less than the president’s immediate ouster.

4. Nevil Zaki / Citizen photo distributed from Twitter, published in the Globe and Mail - Feb 3rd, 2011. Christians faced outward and joined hands in a circle to protect a Muslim group of protesters as they prayed in Egypt.
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353330/Egypt-protests-Christians-join-hands-protect-Muslims-pray-Cairo-protests.html

5. Tara Todras-Whitehill / Associated Press (as published in the New York Times) - Feb 6, 2011. The young organizers whose Facebook page fomented the revolt made their public debut at a news conference to declare that their protests would only grow until the government met the movement’s demands, including Mr. Mubarak’s ouster, the dissolution of the one-party parliament and rewriting the one-party Constitution.

6. Tara Todras-Whitehill / Associated Press (as published in the Washington Post) - Feb 11, 2011. Government protesters pray atop an Egyptian tank during traditional Friday prayers.

7. CBS - Feb 11, 2011. Lara Logan, the CBS news correspondent, in Tahrir Square in Cairo moments before she was assaulted.

8. Ed Ou / New York Times - Feb 2, 2011. Young protesters have turned a downtown Cairo apartment into a secret hiding place, recharging after long days of protest and uploading homemade documentaries about Tahrir Square to a shared Facebook page. “The people in Tahrir come from all different classes and background and are all different ages,” said Ziad Tareq, center. “We don’s have any hidden agenda, we just want a better future for the people of Egypt.”

9. Chris Hondros / Getty Images - Feb 2, 2011. A supporter of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak rides a camel through the melee during a clash between pro-Mubarak and anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on Feb. 2, in Cairo, Egypt.

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