I created the map to go with Middle East nations scramble to contain unrest. (Los Angles Times, Feb. 14, 2011, by Kim Murphy) The map information is set on the article publishing date. Don’t be surprised by the strange tense.
From January on, the protests against the government rises across the Middle East and the North Africa. The series of protests results in removal of the long-time rulers there. Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is among them. The ongoing up-rises trigger more in the region where lengthy leadership and the strict political control is common.
The countries, which are facing or to facing the riots, search for solutions to calm down the public.
The article scans the ongoing political up-rise along countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Pieces of information including staring time, major appeals, and protests actions are listed accompanied with quoted from the protestors. The original article is dry and hard to process with so much information. Readers would lose interest in reading soon after the list of rising dates of the protests. Especially, they encounter the nations that far away from the U.S.A.
The starting date, major event and person under challenge would be put into the map. Instead of scrabbling through the lines, reader can refer to visually sorted information according to regions.