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Mideast stations circumvent Al-Jazeera blockage

Journalists remain hampered by lack of phone and Internet service, but Egyptians are finding their own ways to get the news in Cairo. (AP)

As massive protests endure throughout Egypt, the regime continues to disrupt the media as well as phone and Internet service. CPJ is closely following the censorship of the news, and will update on our blog today as developments break. Here's what's new:

  • In response to the regime's persistent attempts at censorship, at least seven Arabic-language television stations throughout the region are now carrying Al-Jazeera content on the air. They are: Al-Hiwar, Al-Jadeed, Al-Karama, Suheil, NBN, Adan, Al-Aqsa, OTV, Falastin Al-Youm, and Al-Haqiqa, Al-Jazeera reported.
  • Al-Jazeera's broadcast on the state-owned Nilesat continues to be disrupted, according to the network. Additionally, the station's broadcast on the Showtime Orbit Cable network has also been disrupted, freelance journalists Habib Battah, who follows regional media, told CPJ.
  • Internet services and mobile text messages services remain suspended in Egypt, according to CPJ's sources on the ground.
  • Mobile phone service is cut off in the immediate area of Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, according to news reports

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A similar situation is happening right now in Sudan, were massive demonstartions are taking place, but due to government crack on media, the demonstrators voice is not yet heard abroad. al Jazira TV service is now blocked in Sudan as well as other newsupdate sites

that is so stupid

well thats crazy they need to stop that is?????????????????????????