· May, 2007

Stories about Egypt from May, 2007

30 May 2007

Egypt: Monem will be freed and Amr Gharbeia interrogated

Blogger Abdel-Monem Mahmoud appeared today before the Public Prosecutor who ordered to release him after 45 days in custody. “Monem and his group are expected to be release on Saturday...

17 May 2007

Monem: first blog-post from prison

The Egyptian blogger Abdel-Monem Mahmoud managed to smuggle his first blog-post from his prison cell in Torah Mahkoum where he is being detained for a renewable term of fifteen days:...

15 May 2007

Egypt must release bloggers before UN Rights Council elections

Egypt must release jailed bloggers before Thursday's elections for the UN Human Rights Council, said UN Watch, a human rights organization based in Geneva in a statement issued today. Among...

9 May 2007

Free Monem Podcast

Free Monem campaign member Mary Joyce was interviewed yesterday, on May 8, by the activist-blogger and podjournalist at CitizenReporter.org, Mark Fonseca Rendeiro. They talked about Monem and his work, the...

8 May 2007

Egypt: open war on bloggers

“The war on bloggers started in Egypt and every morning brings a new episode” wrote Nora Younis on her blog today. Nora linked to a SMS/Twitter alert sent to her...

7 May 2007

Jailed blogger Abdel-Monem went on open hunger strike

Jailed blogger Abdel-Monem Mahmoud along with 23 other jailed students from the Institute of Agricultural Engineering threatened to begin a hunger strike on Tuesday May 8 in protest of their...

4 May 2007

Abdel-Monem Mahmoud: the Egyptian totalitarian regime is the problem

As I promised in my last article “Online Freedom for All: Some cases worth supporting”, I’m publishing here the translation of the interview I did with the jailed Egyptian blogger...

RSF: petition to free Kareem and Monem

Reporters Without Borders has launched today a petition calling the Egyptian regime to free the tow Egyptian bloggers Kareem Amer and Abdel-Monem Mahmoud. RSF is urging Internet-users to sign this...

3 May 2007

Free Monem Campaign

As the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day, the Egyptian journalist and blogger, Abdel Monem Mahmoud, sits in jail after reporting on torture and condemning the transferring civilians to military...