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As the turmoil continues in Egypt, global economies are beginning to feel the effect of the protests. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jennifer Hughes, senior markets correspondent for the Financial Times, about the events in Egypt and how they affect the global economy.
As the protests continue in Egypt, many of the people calling for change are under 30. As unemployment estimates among Egypt's college graduates reaches 30, Scott Tong explains the strained relationship between Egypt's economy and its growing young population.
The situation in Egypt is the largest uprising since the internet and social media became a major part of our world. Protesters used Twitter, Facebook, text messages, emails, all sorts of electronic means to co-ordinate their efforts and stay informed of where things stood. But when the government tried to unplug the Internet, the revolution continued.
How has the Egyptian government's shutdown of social media, mobile services and the Internet affected protests? Marwan Kraidy, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the protests are hurting Eygpt's business community and how it might affect the nation economically.
In Egypt today, anti-government protests continue as riots in the streets clash with police. The Egyptian government has shut off the Internet and cell phone service as a means to control the violence. David Butters, head of the Intelligence Unit with the Economist magazine, explains how this will affect global economics.
Egypt is erupting with anti-government protests and there are reports coming out that the government is cracking down on Twitter, making it harder for protesters to organize and stay in touch. Social media is now a huge part of protests around the world. On today's show, we take a look at the role of Facebook in the recent upheaval in Tunisia.