Archive for March 25th, 2014

25/03/2014

Egypt in the Rear Mirror (I): The Irresistible Temptation to Analyse What One Ignores

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal

Cairo, 25 March 2014 — “If we, the Spanish people, spoke only of what we know, an immense silence would be generated”. This statement was made by Manuel Azaña, Spanish politician and writer who served as prime minister of his country (1931-1933 , 1936) and, later on, as president of the Second Spanish Republic (1936-1939).

Wall art in France depicting President Mohamed Morsi Abode of Chaos/flickr | IFEX

Wall art in France depicting [ousted] President Mohamed Morsi
Abode of Chaos/flickr | IFEX

The statement applies to the very subject of this report as it transcends the borders of a given country and a single historical moment.

That a politician says and does what he or she is mandated to do and say, is really a worrying fact, though this seems to be business as usual now-a-days. But that a journalist sitting in a South American capital analyses what happens 10,358 kilometres away in a country that he or she probably has never visited, is really a very serious matter.

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