Robert Mahoney writes about Egyptian bloggers in CJR

A piece in the Columbia Journalism Review raised questions about CPJ’s support of several bloggers in Egypt. The article draws a distinction between journalists who report facts and bloggers who deal in opinion and the promotion of causes. In a companion piece, CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney argues that in a country like Egypt, where freedom of expression is under constant assault, bloggers fill a vacuum and need our support.