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Alaa Abd El-Fattah, et al. via the EFF
January 24, 2014 3:15 PM   Subscribe

Alaa Abd El-Fattah (wp, is among the many Egyptian activists, organizers, and bloggers being held under the military government's law against protests. The EFF's Bloggers Under Fire section highlights bloggers detained for their online speech and provides advice for bloggers at risk.
posted by jeffburdges (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Also, the Committee to Protect Journalists identified 211 journalists jailed for their work, the second worst year on record after 2012, when 232 journalists were behind bars.
posted by jeffburdges at 3:24 PM on January 24

This is horrible. It's so god damned frustrating that western "democracies" keep supporting such ruthless behavior with more weapons, ammunition, and vehicles.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 6:59 PM on January 24

It is indeed horrible, and it reinforce's Al Qaeda's claim that only they, and not popular protest, can effectively combat authoritarian regimes. Thanks for the post.
posted by languagehat at 8:55 AM on January 25

Islamists' grievance with Egypt's government is that it isn't totalitarian in the right ways and to a sufficient degree. Nobody supports Al-Qaeda because of their liberalism.
posted by Joe in Australia at 6:30 PM on January 25

my favourite egypt blogs egyptianchronicles which is updated daily, i love Zeinobia so much, her twitter feed @zeinobia is good too, lots are, i have a list for breaking news aiammaia/egypt-jan25 but it's not that amazing, and also Wael Eskandar at 4amterrors who wrote that note against the military that went viral but doesn't blog regularly and writes other places, which you can find in his twitter feed @weskandar. Repent11 is currently in gaol, SharifKoudous Jack Shenker Sonia Ordóñez sherief gaber and lots of others - you'll soon find them in their feeds - are good too. And not forgetting the sarcasm and street photography of Sarah Carr. NB i don't want to relate my twitter life to my meta life:(
posted by maiamaia at 9:28 AM on January 26 [1 favorite]

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