Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Response from Egypt - Ban on the Nights

Thanks to Nadine for keeping me up to date as to what's going on in Egypt with this recent call to ban the Nights and imprison its publishers. You can find most all the info about the incident on this blog under the 'censorship' label below.

Here is a show in Egypt (in Arabic) called "Cairo Today" in which the host Amr Adib and his co-host Amal Othman talk about the ban proposal and essentially deride it. The backlash against this group of lawyers does seem formidable within their own country and as such I hope they fail in their attempts to jail the publishers and ban the Nights.

Here's the show from their website:

if the video doesn't work (I found it to be problematic sometimes) you can watch it on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq_5TY1f3EA

(but the youtube video was uploaded by someone with a website they list on the entirety of the show so it's a bit annoying - don't go to their website!)

- M

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