Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

IR Alum Blogging from Egypt

February 10, 2011

Protesters in Egypt Photo: Mariya Petkova ’09

“Much like the Vatican in Rome, the state of Tahrir has taken possession of a square and has established itself regardless of what the (illegitimate) government of the rest of the country thinks about that.” So begins today’s blog post from Egypt by Mariya Petkova ’09, a Brown alum with a degree in international relations.

On her blog, “A Bulgarian in Egypt,” she has been posting images and descriptions of her experiences at Tahrir Square since January 25, including her arrest, and providing general observations on the political situation in Egypt.

Petkova has been working as a journalist in Egypt and is also covering events there for local and Bulgarian media.