Following Egypt

What are your go-to news and information sources?

It has now been a week since reform-seeking protestors by the thousands began taking to the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities, clashing with police and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down. Since then, the Egyptian government shut down Internet access, installed a new cabinet, called in the military, imposed a curfew. The protests continue today, with hundreds of thousands (representing, per the New York Times, “a vast tapestry of a country’s diversity”) gathering in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

The reporting challenges here are myriad. Simply following this evolving story, as a news consumer, is a challenge. What to read? Who to watch? Which Twitter hash tags to monitor? So we ask you: Where do you turn for news about Egypt? What sources (reporters, bloggers, photographers, Twitter accounts) have you relied on to keep up with the latest twists and turns on the ground, as well as for bigger-picture context and analysis? And have any sources disappointed?

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