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Egypt’s Revolution Brings Changes for Journalists, Audience

Written by Al Pessin | Cairo Egypt’s revolution in January and February led to major changes in the country’s media, changes that affect both journalists and news consumers. Since Egypt’s revolution, there is more competition among the nation’s newspapers, more

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Mubarak Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ in Historic Egyptian Trial

Egypt‘s former president Hosni Mubarak appeared in a courtroom cage Wednesday charged with the murder of anti-government protesters and corruption.  The trial, unprecedented in Egyptian history, is riveting the nation. As the trial got underway, the judge asked Mubarak if

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Egyptian Artists Call for Censorship End

Source: Bikyamasr – By Manar Ammar 531 Egyptians artists involved in the country’s cinema industry are calling for the cancellation of censorship imposed on films. The group includes actors, producers and filmmakers. They released a statement calling for the dismantling

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With Mubarak Gone, Egypt Journalists Get First Taste of Freedom

Source: Haaretz.com – By Zvi Bar’el In its commitment to keep its promises to the protesters about constitutional changes, Egypt‘s army seems to have forgotten is the vow to change the Media Law. Until just a week ago, Ibrahim Nafa,

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Telecommunication Servers Allow Egyptians to Break Censorship

Source: Home Daily News – By Richard French server has internet access available to the Egyptians a “small window with which to connect by telephone to the network and thus break the blockade imposed by the Egyptian authorities on Friday

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Mass. Company Helps Activists Avoid Online Government Censorship

Source: NECN – By John Moroney Before the Internet was shut down in Egypt on Friday, downloads skyrocketed. The streets of Cairo are filled with voices of dissent while more sophisticated forms of communication have been outlawed – including access

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Egypt: Demonstrators Defy Riot Police, Censorship

Source: Human Rights Watch Internet Blackout Threatens Rights The Egyptian people are on the streets demanding reform and a government whose police no longer attack them. After decades of torture and brutality, the Egyptian government is all too comfortable beating

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Posted in Human Rights

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