Free Kareem Site Hacked

Esra’a told me (posted here) that all the sites associated with Free, to get Kareem Amer out of Egyptian jail where he’s been put due to critical comments on his blog, have been hacked. The main site’s back up but they’re still recovering data and the feeds don’t work. I wonder who did theContinue reading “Free Kareem Site Hacked”

Open Letter to Loic

Parisian wigglers at a bar in the Bastille, by S. Dear Loic: We don’t know each other well, having done nothing more than exchange a few emails over the years. But one of the benefits of being a participant in the wide world of social media is a shamelessness and a willingness to dialogue publicly,Continue reading “Open Letter to Loic”

Ton of Bricks vs. Bloggers

Two awful stories prove that things are still bad for bloggers in oppressive countries. First, Yahoo. (And really, how could it not start with Yahoo?) Speaking with VOA’s Mandarin Service Wednesday after arriving in Washington, Yu Ling said Chinese police arrested her husband, Wang Xiaoning, partly because Yahoo’s Hong Kong office gave Chinese authorities informationContinue reading “Ton of Bricks vs. Bloggers”

Kareem Sentenced to Four Years in Egyptian Prison

Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman has been sentenced to four years in an Egyptian prison, three for “insulting Islam” and one for insulting Mubarak. Hey, remember when “Egypt” used to be synonymous with “civilization”? Yeah, me neither. Committee to Protect Bloggers supported Kareem when he was first imprisoned, then freed by the Egyptian authorities, even creating aContinue reading “Kareem Sentenced to Four Years in Egyptian Prison”

A collective conscience for the wired world

Since the op-ed I was invited to write by Canada’s National Post is no longer accessible, I am republishing it here. This draft is not as tight as the published version, but it will have to do. A Collective Conscience for the Wired World On February 22, in a closed “revolutionary court” in Iran, ArashContinue reading “A collective conscience for the wired world”

Egyptian Torturers Have Arrested Another Blogger

Now that I don’t have to be politic, having given up on the Committee to Protect Bloggers, I am free to ask: What in G-d’s name is wrong with these witless fucks? Here’s Sandmonkey’s post, complete and unedited. It’s War As you can read here Alaa has been arrested , and the situation is turningContinue reading “Egyptian Torturers Have Arrested Another Blogger”