Egypt

Country Profile: Egypt
Background Egypt has taken several steps toward greater political freedom since the beginning of President Hosni Mubarak’s administration in 1981, including amending its constitution to allow multiple candidates to run in presidential elections.“Country profile: Egypt,” BBC News, March 10, 2009 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/737642.stm. However, an...
ONI Blog: Threat to the Open Net: March 30, 2012
China removed all mentions of Bo Xilai on China's microblogging sites. After the CCP member was removed from his position as secretary of Chongqing municipality, Chinese microblogs blew up with discussions about the politician as well as rumors of unrest in...
ONI Blog: Egypt's Government Plans to Block All Online Pornography
Mohamed Salem, the head of Egypt's Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology, told the Egypt Independent that the government will begin banning pornography completely from the Internet. The National Telecommunications Regulation Authority will form a committee to lay out the technical...
ONI Blog: Reporters Without Borders Releases "Enemies of the Internet" Report
Last week on World Day Against Cyber Censorship, Reporters Without Borders released this year's "Enemies of the Internet" report. Among the newest additions to the list are Bahrain and Belarus, both of which had been under surveillance but had not...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: December 16, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: November 11, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Releases Letter From Prison
Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah released a letter from prison last week revealing details about his month-long incarceration. After the October 9 demonstration in Cairo, the most violent clash between the state and civilians since Hosni Mubarak was ousted,...
ONI Blog: New Data Added to ONI's Social Media Filtering Map
The OpenNet Initiative is excited to announce the addition of a full year of new data to its Social Media Filtering Map. The map gives users a visual overview where of Facebook, Flickr, Orkut, Twitter, and Youtube have been blocked since...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: April 29, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: Egypt’s Internet Blackout: Extreme Example of Just-in-time Blocking
In a nearly unprecedented move, the Egyptian government appears to have ordered all Internet service providers to shut off connectivity. As of 1:00 am Cairo time on Friday, January 28 — a day of planned demonstrations — reports began to circulate...