Western Journalists Report on Egyptian Bloggers

Weyman, George
June 2007
Nieman Reports;Summer2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p31
This article discusses the Western media's coverage of bloggers in Egypt and how the Egyptian government responded against them. It highlights the cases of bloggers Abdel Moneim Mahmoud and Abdel Kareem Nabil, both bloggers who was arrested and sentenced by the Egyptian government. It explains that fellow bloggers sought the attention of the Western press to the plight of these bloggers. It says that these bloggers in Egypt are all campaigning for press freedom although they do not share the same political and religious ideologies. It criticizes the Western press for failing to highlight the complexity and nuances of the bloggers in Egypt.


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