As events continue to unfold in the Arab world, recent J-Source posts tackle the role of journalism. Jaron Gilinsky’s survival guide to the Egyptian revolution explains why journalists need to go precisely where they are not wanted. Journalists now pressing their way into Libya are doing just that. Meanwhile Claude Adams begs,“Forget the Canadian angle, give me the news.” Women reporters gain a welcome boost in ‘Yes, mothers can cover revolutions,’ and Al Jazeera asks a $64,000 question: Must the revolution be televised to succeed? Read about Libyan citizen journalists, then follow a link to an interesting comparison that puts bizarre interviews with desperate despots in perspective.  These are times even seasoned local journalists find hard to believe. 

As events continue to unfold in the Arab world, recent J-Source posts tackle the role of journalism. Jaron Gilinsky’s survival guide to the Egyptian revolution explains why journalists need to go precisely where they are not wanted. Journalists now pressing their way into Libya are doing just that. Meanwhile Claude Adams begs,“Forget the Canadian angle, give me the news.” Women reporters gain a welcome boost in ‘Yes, mothers can cover revolutions,’ and Al Jazeera asks a $64,000 question: Must the revolution be televised to succeed? Read about Libyan citizen journalists, then follow a link to an interesting comparison that puts bizarre interviews with desperate despots in perspective.  These are times even seasoned local journalists find hard to believe. 

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.