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Blogging on the Nile - Egypt

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Published on Sep 6, 2007

Sep 2006
An Egyptian Blogger is facing eleven years in prison in the country's first ever 'blogger trial'. The case reveals the extent to which the internet is shaping political protests in Egypt.

"I think the blogs are having a direct impact on Egyptian society", states political scientist Rabab El Mahdy. "They're attracting younger people that we haven't been able to reach through traditional routes". Under Egypt's emergency laws, demonstrations are illegal. But in hundreds of internet articles, protestors are revealing their government's brutal tactics and demanding change.

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