Egypt / 2011

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CPJ's Abdel Dayem talks Egypt on Democracy Now!

February 8, 2011 10:11 AM ET

CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Mohamed Abdel Dayem spoke to Democracy Now! on February 5 about the deteriorating environment for journalists in Egypt. He told host Amy Goodman that state news outlets have become something unrecognizable: "State-owned media are no longer engaged in the business of news,"...

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Egypt rejoins the Net

February 2, 2011 2:05 PM ET

Internet connectivity has been restored to Egypt, though it's hard to tell from the outside just how reliable that connection is. Monitoring organizations Renesys and BGPMon provide technical details on their blogs. For a more dynamic display, RIPE, the community which helps co-ordinate the European Internet, has a live graph...

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What the Internet loses from Egypt's disappearance

February 1, 2011 2:01 PM ET

Last night at 20:54 UTC, Noor Group, the only remaining Internet service provider in Egypt with a consumer broadband service, depeered with the rest of the Internet. There are now only 12 Egyptian networks connected to the Net, none of which appear to be offering public connections....

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Mideast stations circumvent Al-Jazeera blockage

February 1, 2011 12:54 PM ET

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:...

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Government lies are exposed in Egypt's Tahrir Square

February 1, 2011 12:18 PM ET

Hosni Mubarak's regime has had 29 years to perfect its always brazen but never convincing justifications for repressing journalists who expose the travesties he and his henchmen regularly visit upon the people of Egypt. It has also long enlisted state-owned media to disseminate the ruling party's half-truths and outright...

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China limits reporting on Egypt unrest in favor of 'harmony'

January 31, 2011 6:01 PM ET

Chinese information authorities are filtering results of Chinese-language Internet searches for "Egypt" and "Cairo," according to Global Voices Online and The Wall Street Journal. The unrest raging there could prompt comparison with the student-led protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989 or incite anti-government demonstrations....

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Watching Egypt disappear from the Internet

January 28, 2011 3:48 PM ET

My colleague at CPJ, Mohamed Abdel Dayem, was the first to mail me. "Just a second ago," he wrote, "about 10 contacts of mine all disappeared off instant messaging in unison. That cannot be a coincidence."...

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Detained UK reporter records riots in Egypt

January 26, 2011 1:03 PM ET

As anti-government demonstrations continue in Cairo, Jack Shenker, a reporter for the U.K. Guardian, has captured some remarkable audio. Shenker, dragged around, punched and abused, was taken into a security truck with protesters on Tuesday night--then he turned on his recorder. He describes how "police have been incredibly violent"...

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Preventing video takedowns when reporting

January 25, 2011 3:39 PM ET

Watching the stream of reporting from Egypt today, I've noticed some unconfirmed reports that videos of the events uploaded to YouTube have been taken down by the company. I haven't been able to find any concrete examples, so I can't say whether this is true. YouTube takedowns did happen for...

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