Google executive Wael Ghonim is considered a hero of the Egyptian revolution. In a CNN nterview he credited Facebook with starting the uprisings in his country and told the interviewer, “I’ve always said that if you want to liberate a society, just give them the Internet.”
The world has watched as demonstrations toppled governments in Tunisia and Egypt in recent weeks, and then as thousands of anti-government protesters returned to the streets in Tehran on Monday.But is it likely there will be "a wave of protests" in Iran like those that happened elsewhere?
The Egyptian Revolution has people, including President Obama, scrambling for comparisons.One often-cited case is Indonesia. Like former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Indonesia's strongman, Suharto, was backed by the U.S.
For the latest analysis on Mubarak’s resignation and what’s next for Egypt, we’ll hear from Diane Singerman, a political science professor at American University and editor of the book, Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space and Global Modernity.
Eman Hassaballa Aly, an Egyptian-American, grew up in Chicago but has many family members in Egypt, including her cousin, Noura Hassaballa. Eman has been following the events during the past few weeks by translating tweets for the website Alive in Egypt. She joins us in studio.