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Egypt: Blogger Blocks Nawara's Blog

It seems that it is not only third world regimes who block people's blogs. Apparently, Google's Blogspot has decided to join the bandwagon, and has blocked Nawara Negm's Blog (Tahyees [Ar]), without specifying any reasons. And Ahmed Shokeir writes here about the incident:

مع الساعات الأخيرة من الليل وبينما الكل يتأهب للذهاب للفراش ، فوجئ مجتمع المدونين على الجايكو بخبر غير متوقع صطدم الجميع … وهو تعليق مدونة نوارة نجم الشهيرة بجبهة التهييس الشعبية … لمخالفتها شروط الإستخدام حسب تعبير البلوجر
Everyone was about to go to sleep, when bloggers found an astonishing message on Jaiku stating that Nawara Negms’ blog (Gabhet El Tahyees El Shaabeya) has been blocked because it violates Bloggers terms and conditions.
نوارة … وطبقا لإحصائيات جوجل ريدر تنشر أربعة وعشرون وسبعة من عشر تدوينة في الإسبوع أي مايزيد عن أكثر من ثلاث تدوينات ونصف يومياً .. مَن مِن البشر يستطيع أن ينشر هذا الكم من التدوينات التي تحمل رأي وفكر وتحليل ؟ ، تدوينات نوارة بلاشك مدرسة خاصة في الكتابة حملت أسلوباً مبتكراً وجديداً في الكتابة العامية لا يجيده أحد سواها
Nawara … And according to Google Reader's statistics publishes 24.7 blog posts a week, i.e. more than 3.5 post per day. Who else can publish such number of posts which are full of ideas and analysis? Nawara has her own distinguished style as she writes in non-traditional Arabic slang.
أتوقع أن مدونتها سوف تعود في خلال أيام قليلة بعد مراجعة بلوجر لها ورفع التعليق ، فلايوجد في مدونتها مايخرق بأي شكل من الأشكال شروط بلوجر ، ولكن حتى العودة يظل الجميع متشككاً في عودتها
I expect her blog to be back in few days, after Blogger checks its content, as there is nothing in her blog that violates Blogger's terms and conditions. But till then, everyone suspects her return.


  • The blog in question is accessible right now from the US at 4:30am EST, Sunday. (Although I can’t read it so I don’t know what it says. ;-)

  • Seems that the blog is back now.

  • No it is not back at all , the auther logged into the suspended blog as ( she the only one can view it ) and changed the URL and made a new blog with the old URL ( the blog you can see now ) till blogger finlaize reviewing it.
    This suspended blog has more than 2,500 posts and more than 50,000 comments

  • They deleted her blog archive.. :(
    All her old posts were deleted!

  • Did they give any explanations about what infringements of the Terms and Conditions did the blogger commit?


  • Mohamed

    Friday 5 December 2008 all free egyptians must go to Gaza borders and break Rafah barrier and break egyptians/esraelli blocus on Gaza.

    please spread this message as wide as possible (SMS, email, Forum, Blog, …)

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  • Bismi’lllaah
    I know Naware since she was small bright smart tiny girl. Who on the glob would dare to prevent such a mind from having its own point of view?

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