What Four Photos Can Tell Us About the Egyptian Referendum
My previous post described and (loosely) analyzed four recent editorials from Arabic newspapers to get a sense of the possible meanings of the referendum.
There’s a similar effort to describe attitudes toward the referendum by Maged Afifi using four photographs.
In “Four Pictures to describe the Egyptian Referendum” he unpacks pictures of
- Gen. As-Sisi visiting a polling place,
- a Muslim Brotherhood member gesturing in a sign that’s come to refer to the Raabiya al-Adawiya Massacre,
- a girl dancing in front of a polling place, and
- a widely-circulated fake photo of the actress Ilham Shaheen photoshopped next to salafist leader Sheikh Yasser al-Brahimi
It’s a great piece, short, and well worth the read.