If you’re having as much trouble as we are keeping up with Google’s realtime results for keywords such as Egypt and Mubarak, here are a few accounts to follow through the rest of the week that are being updated by journalists on the ground there.
CNN journalist Cooper tweeted Wednesday about getting beaten up by crowds of government supporters.
Speaking of the media’s run-in with angry mobs, the New York Times columnist tweeted “Mubarak thugs targeted journalists, to keep us from covering his crackdown. Hmph. Makes us all the more determined.”
3. Al Jazeera English
The news organization has been covering the protests from the beginning, and made headlines of its own when Mubarak tried to ban it from the country. Check out their coverage.
4. Lauren Bohn
The Fulbright Scholar and Northwestern alum has been tweeting off and on from Tahrir Square, the center of most of the demonstrations. She has also added some photos and video of the people she’s talking to.
5. Andy Carvin
If you’re looking for more of a mix of commentary from around the media and political world, look at what Carvin is putting together. He’s a senior strategist for NPR who also happens to have about 17,000 followers. Find out what he’s tweeting and retweeting here.
The columnist for The National, the largest English-language news organization in the Middle East, is putting together his own thoughts on developments as well as providing a wrap-up on what other Arab networks are saying, such as Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya, the group that broke the news Tuesday about Mubarak’s announcement.
The UNC-Chapel Hill professor has set up a public list with tweets from several Egyptian journalists themselves in Cairo. Be prepared though, it’s a lot of Arabic. Follow Thornburg here: http://twitter.com/#!/rtburg. See the list he’s compiled here: http://twitter.com/#!/rtburg/egypt-journalists
It’s unlikely the President will make a big announcement on Twitter before talking to the press, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve the attention. The White House usually will post links to any live video statements he’s making, too. If you aren’t already, follow his tweets.