Check out this piece written by GlobalPost yesterday:
It was within hours of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fleeing Tunisia that GlobalPost Cairo correspondent Jon Jensen began reporting on reverberations in Egypt — on the protests, the clashes, and the drive to eventually oust President Hosni Mubarak from power.
Jensen lived in an apartment just off Tahrir Square and used his neighborhood connections, his competency in Arabic and resourceful reporting to capture many of the key turning points of the 18 days of the revolution. With the great power of immediacy that is the strength of reporting on the web, Jensen provided video almost instantly even recording events in Tahrir Square from his balcony. He used Twitter and a live blog to cover the story for us, and also did the hard work of sitting down to write thoughtful analysis and detailed dispatches from the scene day in and day out as the revolution unfolded throughout the year.
Read the whole article here.