Newsletter 22

Menassat Newsletter 22
Censorship returns to Sudan
Posted on 04/10/2008 - 17:31
Amira al-Tahhawi, MENASSAT's Cairo correspondent and a Sudan-watcher, looks into the return of government censorship in Sudan after several years of relative press freedom. Sudan, AU summit 2006 © Freddy Maro
Happy birthday, Mr. President
Posted on 04/09/2008 - 15:27
The revolution may not be televised - at least not on Egypt's state-run TV - but you can be sure it will have its group on Facebook. Undeterred by last Sunday's security crackdown, Egypt's cyber-dissidents are calling for new anti-government protests on May 4, president Hosni Mubarak's 80th birthday. Egypt, protests.  
Sex, lies and videotape
Posted on 04/08/2008 - 18:37
Rkia Abouali, the woman who spectacularly exposed corruption among Morocco's judiciary in 2006, left jail this week after being acquitted of what she says were trumped up charges of prostitution, drugs trafficking and manslaughter. rika
Revenge of the pyjamahedeen
Posted on 04/07/2008 - 18:26
In the old days when you wanted to suppress a general strike you just sent in the troops to crack some heads. Nowadays, Egypt's security forces are facing an army of Internet-savvy activists using Twitter, Facebook, text messaging and blogging as their weapons. Cairo,_6th_of_April_Strike_.jpg 
Meet your newspaper
Posted on 04/06/2008 - 20:05
Jaridtak (Your newspaper) is the first Arabic-language experiment with citizen e-journalism; it is entirely written by its readers. MENASSAT spoke with its founder, Maya Rahhal. jaridtak