Several news outlets are reporting that a military coup is underway in Egypt. I am going to curate some of the articles and Tweets I find most interesting.
21.54 pm CET:
I asked Germany´s ZDF television (one of the two biggest public TV stations in Germany, comparable to the BBC in the UK) whether they had any tweeting journalists in Cairo right now. The answer: no. Twitter doesn´t seem to be useful these days if you don´t speak English…
21.45 pm CET:
Here is a list of German journalists covering the coup in Egypt via Twitter:
n-tv/ RTL: https://twitter.com/DEmmerich
That´s all? Really?
21.22 pm CET:
A compilation of Tweets summarizing what has happened within the last hour in Egypt – and in newsrooms around the world.
— Rick Noack (@rick_n) July 3, 2013
— Mark Joyella (@standupkid) July 3, 2013
International media outlets are having a hard time defining what is happening in Egypt right now: Is it a Coup or a Revolution? This is what the main captions of the thee biggest newschannels say right now:
Anti-Morsy campaigners like to point out that what is happening right now is not at all a military coup, but a revolution. Meanwhile, some Twitter users are already tired of the arising debate:
Dear twitter timeline can we please stop the coup vs revolution debate & appreciate the millions of #Egyptians making their voices heard ?
— Adel Abdel Ghafar (@dooolism) July 3, 2013
19.34 pm CET:
German Middle East expert Michael Lüders on German ZDF television:
I expect the Muslim Brotherhood to radicalize if Morsy is ousted by the military. (…) But if there will be democratic elections next year the Brotherhood is going to win the most votes again – and of course this would lead to an extremely problematic situation.
19.20 pm CET:
As a military coup in Egypt seem to be underway, “Foreign Affairs” magazine already asks: What is next?
At the protests in Cairo, in fact, there was virtually no mention of opposition politicians like El Baradei, despite their support for the protests. No one could explain who should replace Morsi. “This is a bigger problem than the Muslim Brotherhood,” said Shokr el-Naguib, 55, a hotel chef taking part in a small march from the poor Cairo neighborhood of Imbaba toward Tahrir Square. “No one is ready to take over.”
19.16 pm CET:
REUTERS: EGYPT ARMY ERECTS BARBED WIRE, BARRIERS AROUND BARRACKS WHERE PRESIDENT MURSI WORKING-WITNESSES
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) July 3, 2013
19.11 pm CET:
— mark little (@marklittlenews) July 3, 2013
19.05 pm CET:
CNN is reporting that state-newspaper Alahram has basically been taken over by the military and is reporting that Morsy is no longer in power. Long-time Cairo Correspondent Ben Wedeman explains:
In a recent study 63 percent of Egyptians claimed that standard of living has fallen within the last year. (…) There are electricity cuts all over Cairo, no proper law and order. Cairo is suffering from an unprecedented crime wave. One year ago, lots of people wanted the military out of power. Now the same people cheer for the military returning to power.
18.57 pm CET:
Muslim brotherhood rep tells nbc tanks on move outside cairo. That some of their members have been arrested. Says this is a ‘coup’ #egypt
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) July 3, 2013