Bloggers in prison too

June 27, 2007 at 4:42 pm 1 comment

This is the transcript of a meeting entitled “Bloggers in Prison, Too”, which took place on 18 March 2007 at the Centre for Socialist Studies in Cairo, Egypt. The background for the meeting was the case of Abd Al-Karim Nabil Sulaiman, an Egyptian blogger sentenced to four years in prison for contempt of religion. The discussion touched on many subjects, including the worldwide battle against freedom of expression, the state of Egypt’s opposition groups, young people’s participation in protests, the political role of blogs, the loss of privacy and the spread of wireless Internet technology.

Thanks to Rob Dyke for placing this on the World Summit on Free Information Infrastructure list where I spotted it. It is an 18-page document so you will need patience to go through it. The full discussion makes fascinating reading.

Entry filed under: Posts.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Adnan  |  June 27, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    Jehan, religion is a good excuse to persecute dissenters in repressive countries like Egypt. It also goes on to show the power of blogs though. Reminds me of the spat between Omar Quraishi and Sabahat that Zakintosh put up in this blog.


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