January 28, 2011
A university professor told VOA Egyptian demonstrators have vowed to continue their nationwide protests to press home their demands for political and social reforms after Muslim prayers Friday.
Howayda Mostafa, professor of mass communication at the University of Cairo, said social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter continue to play a crucial role in the organization and effectiveness of what she described as non-partisan, but youthful protests demanding reforms.
“Since yesterday (Thursday), all the websites say that, after the prayers, there would be demonstrations everywhere. So, everyone knows that, after the prayers, many of the people will go outside to demonstrate to continue (what has been) happening two days ago,” said Mostafa.