Mubarak and sons' detention a victory for Egypt's opposition

Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons detained Wednesday for 15 days for corruption investigations, in what appeared to be a response by Egypt’s military rulers to escalating pressure from protesters to see their former ruler behind bars. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via Christian Science Monitor, Google News (World)
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Apr 13, 2011 - 8:33 AM PDT

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Apr. 15, 2011

Reports the news but also provides meaningful context.

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Sara Lindemann
3.3
by Sara Lindemann - Apr. 15, 2011

The story is relevant because their are many things going on in the world today with the middle east/Egypt. No one had to go through anything difficult to get information for this story, and there is not enough background information for someone who does not know what is going on today, so it may be irrelevant for some people.

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Ilana Posner
2.8
by Ilana Posner - Apr. 16, 2011

Although some credible sources are noted in this article, I believe that since this is such an important and pressing issue, all the sources should be substantial and credible. I did think this article was relevant and important, however, I do not know how trustworthy it is because of the lack of credible sources. For instance, when the article talks about "Many Egyptians believe he abused his position to profit handsomely on the back of the public", it does not state a particular person saying this, so it could not be true. In addition, "the detentions of top figures represent a victory for the secular groups that had organized renewed protests to press the issue" was quoted by Professor Sayyid. It does not state his ... More »

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Sherry Wing
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by Sherry Wing - Apr. 28, 2011

This story is extremely relevant since the topic is a pressing issue of today. The article was well written and flowed quite easily when read, so it was very easy to understand. The story was quite detailed and somewhat lengthy so that the big picture could be provided. I wasn't quite sure why only the first name was given for some people who were quoted within the article. Overall, I would say this was very good journalism, very informative and very clear.

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