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But for Jane Novak’s blogging, it might have been worse: they wanted to kill him.
What, didn’t you like the condoms?
We’re from the People’s Revolutionary Government, and we’re here to help. UPDATE: Same companies tried to smuggle 2000 full-auto AK’s to L.A. gangs in 1996.
Red China shows its true colors.
Don’t mention Tibet!
Sad news: The Egyptian blogger who blogs at Rantings of a Sandmonkey is calling it quits: (hat tip – Susan) Today is going to be the day that I’ve been dreading for quite sometime now. Today is the day I walk away from this blog. Done. Finished. There are many reasons, each would take a […]
“Kathy Sierra” is currently the top search term at Technorati.com. Sierra is a tech blogger here. Yesterday, she announced she would not appear at a public convention because anonymous death threats and nasty comments had left her terrified and house-bound: I have cancelled all speaking engagements. I am afraid to leave my yard. I will […]
Bad news: An Egyptian appeals court endorsed a verdict sentencing a blogger to 4 years in prison on charges of insulting Islam and the president. Judicial sources said Monday an appeals court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria approved the verdict issued last month against 22-year-old Abdul Karim Nabil Amer. He was convicted on charges […]
The verdict against Kareem is in: three years in prison for insulting Islam and inciting sedition and another year for insulting Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Kareem will appeal. Help him. President Bush? Condi Rice? Promoters of democracy in the Middle East? Hello? Hello? Previous Free Kareem blogging.
Good on the Washington Post for publishing an op-ed today on the plight of Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman, the blogger on trial in Egypt for his posts critical of the government and of Islam. Raja M. Kamal, associate dean for resource development at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and […]
There’s a horrid development in the case of Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman, the Egyptian blogger on trial for posting to his website statements calling for equal rights for women and protection of free speech, as well as other statements critical of the Egyptian government and Islam. The Free Kareem website reports: Reported by Al-Masree Al-Yawm […]
A reader sends word of a protest tomorrow on behalf of Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer. If you’re in the NYC, please consider showing your support: NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2007 – Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer’s trial is scheduled for this Thursday. An informal group of New York City residents are joining together in solidarity for […]
In between breathless condemnations of the Bush administration for stifling its free speech, endless court filings demanding classified and sensitive information from the military and intelligence agencies, and self-pitying media industry confabs bemoaning their hemorrhaging circulations (with the exception of the New York Post), my colleagues in the American media don’t have much to time […]
Alaa Abd el-Fatah, an Egyptian blogger, and several compatriots have been detained for holding a peaceful protest supporting the independence of the country’s judiciary. Info here, here, and here. Instapundit is tracking the story. Contact the State Department: US Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Main Switchboard: 202-647-4000 E-mail
From Beijing: Nike on Thursday apologised for a “blasphemous” television commercial which was banned by China after a wave of protest, saying it was only intended to inspire courage among youngsters. China imposed a nationwide ban on the advert which featured United States basketball star LeBron James defeating a kung fu master, two women in […]