Egypt’s inspiration
February 3rd, 2011
11:00 AM ET

Egypt’s inspiration

Who are the pro-democracy protesters leading the demonstrations on the streets of Egypt? While protesters of all ages have all been spotted participating, the young generation—bound together by the internet— is significantly influencing the rising movement in the country.

TIME’s cover story takes a closer look into the pro-democracy protesters. The organizers are young, but maybe not as young as you think. Check out American Morning’s preview of the piece with its author Bobby Ghosh, deputy international editor of TIME.

What other countries in the Middle East and North Africa have rising youth movements? Find out here.

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  1. Cesar

    Yep, technology is in a way helping the young generation across the Middle East ask for their rights and liberties. That's great. Did going into Afghanistan/Iraq speed this up? Historians will tell. You Sprite people, I was at Wal-Mart. You need to get on the ball. Your drinks weren't cold so I bought a 7up instead...just saying.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sees All Evil

    Glad that the youth is taking part in thier nations government. Glad to see a country where the youth are doing something besides going to school and playing shoot 'em up or bullying. I may be old fashioned but in my day we were patriotic and religious. That was when we said the pledge of allegience every morning in school. church and state were intermingled and it made perfect sense. Because without both there is no consistancy no strength in patriotism. It was so much better. just saying.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    So. Mubarak is 82 years old. Does he dye his hair?

    February 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Person

    Israel is becoming a nation.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @Mmmm, you would know.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      So you dye hair, too!

      February 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      but really Cesar what do you do to stay young

      February 3, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mmmmm

    ...besides bloodletting the innocent?

    February 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Mmmmmmmmmm.....Snark-a-lot is still going strong, I see!

    February 3, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    lol u guys are on a roll today i see. and evil dont u also remember gettin ur azz busted if u were disrespectful to ur elders?? i do and i dont see many kids bein respectful today

    February 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mmmmm

    But if you think that's horrible I heard if ya look into a mirror with another mirror and say Mubarak Mubarak Mubarak, 3 times, really fast Pres. Obama would come outta nowhere with a hook a get you!

    February 3, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      ...because he thinks someone is trying to move him out of his presidential office!

      February 3, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    ok now that was just dumb! lol

    February 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Mubarak Mubarak Mubarak...............

    February 4, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    Mubarak's future ghost appeared, and he granted me three wishes. Thank you Mmmmmm.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |