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Live Messages from Egypt. Gypte : les hacktivistes tissent leur bout de toile. A Message to the United States Government from Anonymous. Almasryalyoum. Egypt condemned for blocking media - Middle East. International press institutes have come out strongly against Egyptian authorities’ suppression of the media, following the withdrawal of Al Jazeera’s license to broadcast from the North African country.

Egypt condemned for blocking media - Middle East

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemned on Sunday the information ministry’s move to shutdown Al Jazeera’s bureau in the country. The CPJ described the move as an attempt to “disrupt media coverage by Al Jazeera and calls on them to reverse the decision immediately”. The official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that the order was to take effect on Sunday, and transmissions originating from Egypt ceased within an hour of the announcement. [AFP] La coupure d'internet en Egypte, une première mondiale par son ampleur. Egypt/Main Page - We Re-Build. Egypt/ Starting from 27 Jan 20:30 UTC we observe increased levels of BGP activity for Egyptian prefixes.

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Clearly visible after 22:00 is the huge spike in updates and withdrawals when many Egyptian prefixes were withdrawn from the Internet. The second graph below shows data for specific prefix visibilities as opposed to general BGP activity. Le gouvernement Egyptien a coupé Internet. Censure de l'internet en Égypte : une humble action de FDN. Egypte : Internet coupé, des solutions improvisées. Egypte : retour partiel de la téléphonie mobile, censure en Syrie et en Chine. How Egypt did (and your government could) shut down the Internet. How hard is it, exactly, to kill the Internet?

How Egypt did (and your government could) shut down the Internet

Egypt seems to have been able to do it. But Egypt's situation isn't exactly the same as that in the Western world. And even though Egypt only has four big ISPs, the fact that everything went down after midnight local time suggests that it took considerable effort to accomplish the 'Net shut-off. Kill-switch: Egypt vs. the US. In response to protests , the Egyptian government took the unprecedented step of disconnecting its Internet from the rest of the world.

Kill-switch: Egypt vs. the US

Egyptians can no longer reach Twitter, Facebook, or other "subversive" websites. While Iran and Tunisia partially restricted the Internet during their protests, they did not go to this extreme of turning it off completely. While extreme, this is exactly the ability our president wants (it's unfair to blame it on the current president -- our previous president wanted the same ability). The proposed "Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act" would give the president broad powers to disable the Internet after declaring a "cyber emergency", specifically, shutting down links to the outside world. Such things are always well intentioned, but often become a bigger problem than the threat they are designed to address. Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera bureau - Middle East. The Egyptian authorities are revoking the Al Jazeera Network's licence to broadcast from the country, and will be shutting down its bureau office in Cairo, state television has said.

Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera bureau - Middle East

"The information minister [Anas al-Fikki] ordered ... suspension of operations of Al Jazeera, cancelling of its licences and withdrawing accreditation to all its staff as of today," a statement on the official Mena news agency said on Sunday. In a statement, Al Jazeera said it strongly denounces and condemns the closure of its bureau in Cairo by the Egyptian government. The network received notification from the Egyptian authorities on Sunday morning.

L’Égypte coupe l’accès à Internet  Censure du Net et violences contre les journalistes en marge des manifestations. Modempools. How To Help Egypt Get Online. See updates below Egypt is in the midst of an Internet blackout that experts are calling the "worst in history.

How To Help Egypt Get Online

" Renesys estimated that 93% of Egypt's networks were still unavailable Friday evening (EST). With the country's citizens unable to log on to the Internet as they normally would, people have turned to a variety of other means to get online, including using ham radios, fax machines, and landline phones. Anonymous Internet Users Team Up To Provide Communication Tools For Egyptian People. "Internet not working, police cars burning," sent out one Egyptian.

Anonymous Internet Users Team Up To Provide Communication Tools For Egyptian People

"Today marks a great day for Egypt," sent out another. These messages weren't coming from mobile phones or computers, but from an amateur radio sending out Morse Code somewhere amidst the chaos in Egypt. The Egyptian government's efforts to limit communications within the country has triggered a wave of activism from an international group of free speech activists on the Internet called Telecomix. Organizing using chat rooms, wikis, and collaborative writing tools, this largely anonymous group has worked to inform Egyptians about their communications options while receiving incoming messages from them.

How Governments Flip the Internet’s Kill Switch. President Hosni Mubarak's decision shut down access to the Internet last night to try — unsuccessfully — to stop the tide of unrest marked the first time an entire country (minus websites for Egypt's commercial international bank and stock exchange) has been sealed off.

How Governments Flip the Internet’s Kill Switch

"It's quite easy, as we've seen," Lynn St. Amour, president of the Internet Society said from Davos. In Egypt, should Internet access be an inalienable right? Riots and unrest in Egypt have been ongoing all week, but the Internet only seemed to take notice when it affected the Internet.

In Egypt, should Internet access be an inalienable right?

On Friday, news reports revealed that the government had shut down Internet access to its 80 million citizens, also blocking text messaging and mobile services. Access to the outside world was gone, as was the ability to organize protests from within. Al Jazeera Provides via Internet After Nilesat Cuts Signal. It’s no surprise Al Jazeera has received praise on its phenomenal coverage of the uprising in Egypt.

Al Jazeera Provides via Internet After Nilesat Cuts Signal

What makes it so special is the fact that none of the other global networks have even come close to doing the same. While the reason that Al Jazeera has been able to provide world class coverage, unmatched by rivals such as CNN and Fox News, is debated by many, the Qatar-based news channel has released some interesting numbers for its portals online traffic influx. Government shuts down Al Jazeera’s operations - Reporters sans frontières. Reporters Without Borders condemns information minister Anas el-Fekki’s decision today to shut down Qatar-based Al-Jazeera’s operations in Egypt, where the pan-Arab satellite TV channel has been providing round-the-clock coverage of the anti-government protests that began on 25 January.

“By banning Al Jazeera, the government is trying to limit the circulation of TV footage of the six-day-old wave of protests,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “Thus totally archaic decision is in completely contradiction with President Hosni Mubarak’s promise of ‘democratic’ measures on 28 January. It is also the exact of opposite of the increase in freedom sought by the Egyptian population.” Al Jazeera In Cairo Being Shut Down, Press Credentials Revoked: Egypt State TV. Egyptian state TV reported Sunday morning that the Al Jazeera office in Cairo is being shut down and Al Jazeera reporters are losing their press credentials in Egypt. Al Jazeera correspondent Dan Nolan tweeted the news at about 11 a.m. local time, adding that Al Jazeera's licenses were revoked, per state media. Nolan quickly added, "Don't worry we'll still report what's happening in #Egypt no matter what new restrictions they put on us. " Al Jazeera Provides via Internet After Nilesat Cuts Signal.

La chaîne Al-Jazira interdite en Egypte.