Update, 5:20 pm: President Mubarak is speaking live now. Watch the stream on Al Jazeera.
The New York Times has a huge lead on its online front-page about the escalating protests in Egypt. The TImes notes that the protests have natually been influenced by the events in Tunisia; that Egypt’s security forces are some of the best in the region, but have been facing increasing hostility by protesters, and that thousands and thousands of people, in all parts of Cairo, have been moving and organizing their effors. The Times’ Lede blog is being updated with Egypt news.
For updated information—moving so fast on some software that you can’t even read it—search Twitter for the keywords and hashtags “Egypt” and “Cairo.”
Update, 3:57 pm: As well, Al Jazeera English has a live stream (great for us journalists) for all live coverage on Egypt. It’s 10:57 pm in Egypt, and protesters are still out in full force on the streets. Al Jaz just reported that five people have died in the protests in Cairo. Eleven people have died in Suez.
CNN‘s World page is full of coverage of Egypt, including plenty of videos. CNN calls this past day in Egypt a “Friday of wrath”—here’s the video:
And here’s another video about the crackdown on communication that Egypt’s currently undergoing:
The Daily Beast, Tina Brown’s news site, has a story reporting that water cannons were used by the police against opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, a figure that the Huffington Post predicts might be Egypt’s future leader.