Military helicopters fly above Tahrir Square while protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans against him and Brotherhood members during a protest in Cairo


by: The WILD

Mohamed Abd El Ghany Military helicopters swoop over Tahrir Square to declare their support for protesters opposed to the democratically-elected, but increasingly unpopular President Mohamed Morsi. In what could also be considered a military coup, […]

Tags: Amy Davidson, Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Arab Uprising, Cairo, Democracy, Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, photography, Picture of the day, Protests, SCAF, Tahrir Square, uprising
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Four Days of Solidarity Reigned in Istanbul’s Gezi Park

by: Katherine Koniecki

Between the brutal police raids that ravaged Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park, a four day halt in police force gave rise to a monumental solidarity movement among protesters.Tear gas bombs and water cannon police […]

Tags: civil disobedience, Democracy, Erdogan, Gezi, Istanbul, Katherine Koniecki, Politics, Protests, Taksim, The Wild Magazine, world
FSA Rebel Syria

Shot Through the Lens, Damascus

by: Blaine Skrainka

The peaceful protests calling for democracy that began nearly two years ago are all but gone today as Syria continues to be torn apart by civil war. On assignment for Reuters, photographer Goran Tomasevic gives […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Bashar al-Assad, Blaine Skrainka, civil war, conflict, Democracy, Free Syrian Army, FSA, Goran Tomasevic, Middle East, photojournalism, phtography, Reuters, Reuters Photographers Blog, Syria, The Wild Magazine
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In Sham Trial, Pussy Riot Found Guilty, Sentenced to Two Years

by: Blaine Skrainka

The three members of the group Pussy Riot, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have been found guilty by a Russian court for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,” and sentenced to two years in prison. […]

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Democracy Endangered in Hong Kong

“One Country, Two Systems?” Democracy Endangered in Hong Kong

by: Andrea Lo

A new executive leader for Hong Kong was sworn in earlier this month on July 1st, coinciding with the anniversary of its transfer of sovereignty from the United Kingdom to China in 1997. An event […]

Tags: Andrea Lo, Beijing, Chun-Ying Leung, Democracy, Hong Kong, The Wild Magazine, Two Systems?” Democracy Endangered in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, “One Country
Tiananmen Square Massacre

“People Will Not Forget”: Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

by: Andrea Lo

As we approach the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, many are gathering to remember the events of June 4th, 1989, which saw protestors – many of whom students – killed by the People’s […]

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Syrian children in Daraa

Tipping Point

by: Blaine Skrainka

One hundred and eight Syrians near the town of Houla have been murdered amidst a bloody crackdown on dissidents. President Bashar al-Assad continues to rebuke international condemnations of the atrocities carried out by his regime […]

Tags: Arab League, Bashar al-Assad, Blaine Skrainka, China, Democracy, Dissidents, Iran, Kofi Annan, Politics, Pro-Democracy Crackdown, Protests, Ramita Navai, Russia, Syria, The Wild Magazine, Tipping Point, world
Growing Pains, Egypt, The WILD Mag

Growing Pains, Egypt

by: Blaine Skrainka

As the regime of Hosni Mubarak fell, the world witnessed the birth of a democracy. Today, the compelling images streaming in from Tahrir Square have mostly come to an end, but the struggles continue. Early […]

Tags: Arab Spring, Arab Uprising, Blaine Skrainka, Democracy, Egypt, Growing Pains, Hosni Mubarak, Muslim Brotherhood, photography, Picture of the day, Tahrir Square, The Wild Magazine, world
Aung San Suu Kyi supporters

Standing Up, Burma

by: Blaine Skrainka

Supporters gather to hear Aung San Suu Kyi at the opening of an office for the National League for Democracy. Last week, at long last, the opposition leader was sworn into office after nearly 25 […]

Tags: Aung San Suu Kyi, Blaine Skrainka, Burma, Democracy, Myanmar, Photo of the Day, Standing Up Burma, world
Aung San Suu Kyi fights for Democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Struggle and Victory Towards Democracy

by: Andrea Lo

The political career of the newly elected Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has not only been characterised by her determination to lead her country towards democracy, but also by the many personal sacrifices […]

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