Kalb-Baladi

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Enemies of the Internet

Another great Egyptian achievement. We made to the list of 13 "enemies of the internet" that has been released by human rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

The list includes these great nations: Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Myanmar, China, North Korea, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Uzbekistan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.

How wonderful it is to see Egypt proudly standing shoulder to shoulder with all these countries against the evils of the internet.

RSF mentioned that three bloggers were arrested in June 2006 and were held for two to three months for calling for democratic reforms. Others have been harassed, such as Coptic blogger Hala Helmi Botros, who was forced to close down her blog in August under pressure from the police. Finally, a Council of State administrative court recently ruled that the authorities could block, suspend or close down any website likely to pose a threat to “national security.” This could open the way to extensive online censorship.

1 Comments:

  • Hey Zab, have you been made aware of the 'Free Kareem' campaign? Here's the website.

    http://www.freekareem.org/

    And here's the petition you can sign.

    http://www.hamsaweb.com/c2/home.php?id=Kareem

    By Blogger Egypeter, At 5:47 PM, November 07, 2006  

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