These riots look like they have the capacity to spread and it could turn out to be a large incident. I'm really suprised at the amount of people who don't know about it.
Saw this last night but incidentally Al Jazeera has been banned in Egypt.
How, I don't know. Though no on-the-ground reporting.
Edit: Follow the discussion regarding Al Jazeera on Reddit.
Last edited by Nferno; 31-01-2011 at 12:58 PM.
Does this whole internet turn-off business mean we have to start calling the country Gypt from now on?
Having been to Egypt (Cairo) myself, I can see this place turning into a real hell hole! I was scared to be there even when things were (well according to them) 'fine'. I'm surprised its taken this long for something like this to happen.
Oh and yeh, the SA media don't seem to be covering this at all! BBC has some nice coverage though.
Last edited by TiNRiB; 31-01-2011 at 03:07 PM.
What interests me however, is what kind of economical impact the country is going to suffer from after having been disconnected for an extended period of time.
I mean, we're talking internet cafes, businesses and the stock exchange, in an environment that is already quite fragile.
Thanks for the tag by the way, had to enlarge my screen quite a bit to see it properly.
This is bad indeed. My pal from LS:RP in Egypt has also been disconnected, obviously. It is a shame to see how much power the government has over the internet. If any **** hits any country, the internet will most likely be cut off and the people are pretty much *d.
It looks like we're finally starting to see some progress, the military have asked protesters to go home, lightened the curfew and it seems like the Egyptians even have the interwebnets back on. Yay for them.
Now if Mubarak would just get a clue and step down immediately! I mean what the hell is he waiting till the next election for if he's not even going to be in the race!
EDIT: Read a quote from a twitter feed earlier, can't remember who, but I had to lol.
If the Egyptian government wanted its people to sit around and do nothing, they should turn the internet back on!
Last edited by TiNRiB; 02-02-2011 at 01:54 PM.
Is no one paying any attention to this anymore? I'm glued to the TV with the latest clashes in Tahrir Square (thats right infront of Cairo Museum)!
Just when we thought progress was being made, it seems like some of the ant-Mubarak protesters have turned, saying that Mubarak's decision is fair enough. Theres been live gunfire all day! :(
More on BBC
It's pandemonium over there... 1 death and over 600 injured. Let's hope that's the extent of the damage.
"By 1 February, the protests had left at least 125 people dead." - Wikipedia.
Tomorrow is the demanded date given by the protesters for Hosni Sayyid Mubarak to step down as president. Hopefully unnecessary violence will not ensue, because I do not think he will step down.
EDIT: I just realized the irony of it all. :P
Last edited by TiNRiB; 04-02-2011 at 12:50 AM.
Egypt leaves the internet and now maybe the World?