Tag Archives: Egypt

Blocking Cell Phones in San Francisco: A Constitutional Conundrum

Remember back in February when Egypt’s uprising was capturing the world’s attention? The country’s brutal dictator, Hosni Mubarak, shut down the Internet to prevent protesters from organizing and sharing information about the crackdown with the rest of the world.  This … Continue reading

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Social Media Continue to Power Protests Around the World

It’s clear by now that social media alone did not topple Hosni Mubarak in Egypt or Zine al Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, but they played an important role in mobilizing support and spreading the word to others that they, … Continue reading

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Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

Is access to the Internet a universal human right that should be recognized by the United Nations?  This question, buzzing around the world this week, is certainly one that I hadn’t thought of at length until now, so I posed it to … Continue reading

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Egypt Shuts Off Internet and Phone Networks as Protests Continue

It is amazing to read about and watch the pro-democracy protests going on in Egypt right now.  Having been to Cairo and Alexandria just this past November, I recognize a number of the major areas where the protests are taking … Continue reading

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