· September, 2009

Stories about Egypt from September, 2009

29 September 2009

Egypt: Another journalist to be deported

To continue the series of harassing or deporting journalists in Egypt, like Travis Randall, Philip Rizk and Wael Abbas; Per Bjorklund, a Swedish journalist and blogger has been detained in...

Egypt: Bargaining Bloggers to stop opposing the Government

“You will be behind the sun” was the expression used by the Dean Abdul Hadi, General Inspector of State Security at Fayoum (Egyptian Province), while he was interrogating the Egyptian...

Egypt: Blogger warned by state security if he goes on writing on the internet

The Egyptian blogger Abdel Rahman Fares was summoned to State Security headquarters, where he was blamed for his online writings. Fares was warned that he would be arrested if he...

25 September 2009

Egypt: Detained blogger assaulted and asked to convert to Islam in exchange for his freedom

The lawyer of the arrested blogger Hani Nazeer still not allowed to visit his client. However, the Christian blogger Nazeer managed to contact The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information...

21 September 2009

The Power of 140 Characters: Twitter in the Middle East

The massive, sustained protests in Iran this past month against the regime’s apparent falsification of the presidential election results was enabled by widespread employment of new communication technologies. Among them...

9 September 2009

Egypt Interrogating Netizen for a Blog Comment

On September the 3rd, 2009, Khaled elBalshy, the Editor-In-Chief of the Al-Badeel newspaper, who maintains a personal blog at http://elbalshy.blogspot.com, was interrogated by the Interior Ministry's Internet Crimes department for...

7 September 2009

Danish-Egyptian Biometric ID-Card Scrutinized Before Take-off

Danish aid is advanzing a joint venture that will sell sofisticated biometric identification technology to the Egyptian Ministry of Communication. NGO questions lack of oversight and evaluation of whether the...

2 September 2009

Egypt: American blogger and activist detained,Laptop Confiscated

Last night, Tuesday 1st September 09, the American activist and blogger Travis Randall, who participated in a small march supporting Gaza earlier this year, was detained by security officers for...

Support our work defending online freedom of expression around the world.

justice+matters

Learn why our work is important »

Donate now

Close