Category Archives: North Africa

Att offra några människor för de övrigas bästa…

Den här blogposten publiceras förhoppningsvis automatiskt  samtidigt som jag och den tunisiske aktivisten Slim Amamou just inlett en diskussion om hur mobiltelefonerna (via allt från sms till streamad video) bidragit till att göra världen bättre. Slim greps av regimen under folkresningen … Continue reading

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Libya: The #Feb17-uprising that started Feb 15…

When did the October revolution take place? In November. When did the Feb 17 revolution start in Libya? February 15. Quite exactly one year ago I was sitting at work, working on a column, following twitter on the side. I … Continue reading

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Mitt förord till A Tunisian Girl-boken

Idag, på årsdagen av Tunisiens “president” Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s fall, släpps den tunisiska bloggaren Lina Ben Mhennis bok i svensk översättning (av förlaget Sekwa som översätter franskspråkig litteratur till svenska). Jag fick äran att skriva förordet och publicerar det … Continue reading

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The girl in the blue bra

If you follow Egypt I assume you have already seen this caption from how the Egyptian military undresses, beats and kicks a woman in the stomach. But I thought I’d post it anyway, for the archives. Here is a full … Continue reading

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Mrs Gaddafi just sent me an e-mail…

Wellwellwell… They used to be called “Nigeria letters” in Sweden when they were still letters, consisting of a business proposal from some crooked person who needed help to take a lot of money abroad. All that would be needed was … Continue reading

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On The Nobel peace prize: When Egypt highjacked the Arab Spring from the Tunisians

The Tunisian people had a popular, peaceful revolution that in a few weeks ousted a leader so brutal that Tunisia during Ben Ali’s reign has been called “The North Korea of the Arab World”. The problem is, few in international … Continue reading

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“Bashar, you’re next!”

Well, a historic night. It’s hard to believe that this chapter in the Libyan history book has arrived. I have followed Libya over the year. From the first demonstrations on Feb 15 (yup, not 17!) following the arrest of the … Continue reading

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Take me to the leader of the crowdsourced revolution!

Despite the way that some traditional reporters have tried to picture the Egyptian revolution, there was no leader. Many, many Egyptians from all walks of life put in their bit in something the now famous Google executive Wael Ghoneim has … Continue reading

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Sisters – and brothers – #talkaboutit in Egypt, Lebanon – and Sweden

Update: Follow this link for the page where all blog posts on “End sexual harassment day” where collected. More than 150 stories from men and women. He comes off as a regular businessman – suit and briefcase – when he … Continue reading

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The revolution was foretold

Sometimes it’s funny how you end up somewhere in history without knowing it. I was asked to give a small speech at Uppsala University in the spring of 2008 and include my conclusions in a text that was published along … Continue reading

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