February 1, 2011

Egypt Continues Media Crackdown (OT)

Posted in Democracy for All!, Human Rights Violations, Justice, Leadership, Social/Economic Issues, Taken Too Far tagged , , , , , at 12:30 pm by CrystalineGoddess

Found on Amnesty International’s website;

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Protests in Egypt continued into a seventh day today as thousands of Egyptians demonstrated against widespread corruption, police brutality and poverty in their country.  The Egyptian government has tried hard to censor its citizens — cutting off internet and phone access — and now journalists find themselves a target in the crackdown on freedom of expression.

Demonstrators have used phone cameras to expose police abuses © Demotix / Nour El Refai

Al Jazeera English said that six journalists were detained today at an army checkpoint outside Cairo’s Hilton hotel. The journalists were held only briefly but their cameras and other equipment was confiscated.

Yesterday, the Cairo bureau of the Al Jazeera network was officially shut down by order of Egypt’s Information Ministry, the network said.

Read more;

Egypt Continues Media Crackdown

 

The crackdown on freedoms is intensifying across Egypt as security forces use tear gas, water cannons, live rounds and lethal force against protesters.
Pick up the phone and help us call for human rights to be respected in Egypt!

 

More Information:

Stand with the People of Egypt

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/democracy_for_egypt/?cl=926700893&v=8311

Egypt unrest: Alert as mass protests loom
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12303564

Egyptian government shuts down the Internet
http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/01/egypt-leaves-the-internet.shtml

North Africa: Will dominoes fall in the region?
http://allafrica.com/stories/201101280659.html

‘Beginning of the end’ for Egypt’s Mubarak as son and wife flee
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/105117/20110126/beginning-of-the-end-for-egypt-s-mubarak-as-son-and-wife-flee.htm

Amnesty International condemns the crackdown on demonstrations
http://amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/egypt-must-stop-crackdown-protesters-2011-01-26

Regular updates are being posted by Egyptian activists here:
http://www.elshaheeed.co.uk

ACCESS campaign for digital freedom in Egypt:
https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/help-egypt

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: