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Egypt: Gamal Mubarak Intices Youth Involvement

In an attempt to win their support, Gamal Mubarak launched an open online forum (Sharek)where he promises to address all the questions posed by young internet savvy Egyptians himself.

On it's Facebook fan page, Sharek is promoted as follows:

تــــابع البـــث المبــــاشر للقـــــاء يوم الأربعاء 12 أغسطس الساعة 8:00 مساء على
http://www.sharek.eg
شـــارك بتســـاؤلات … بأفكـــار … بمقترحـــات عبر رسالة الكترونية أو رسالة فيديو حتى يوم الثلاثاء 11 أغسطس الساعة 12:00 مساء على
http://www.sharek.eg
Watch live the first encounter on Wednesday, 12 August at 8:00pm on http://www.sharek.eg
Feel free to post questions, ideas, or suggestions via email or video message until Tuesday, 11 August by midnight at http://www.sharek.eg

Sharek is a verb that means get involved, contribute, participate or become a part of; Appy positively commented:

احنا ليه لا منسألوش ونرتب اسئله كويسه
بمعنى منكونش هجوميين لان الناس دى لما تهجم عليها تقولك شعب متخلف ملوش فى الديمقراطيه ولا الحوار وبتكون دى حجتهم ودايما يقولوا غوغاء زى جمعاء كده اللى كان بيقولها اسمه ايه ده فى فيلم خلى بالك من زوزو
طيب طالما الحج مقدم السبت نروح احنا له الاحد
بمعنى هو عاوز يعمل حوار وعامل موقع ليه لا ننتناقش ونبعت له الاسئله
بس يا ريت نبعت اسئله هادفه ومحدش يسالنى ازاى انا مش عارفه اصلان اصلان يعنى
بس فرصه من غير ما نشتم ولا نتكلم كلام مش لطيف نزنقهم فى الكلام والمناقشات
ولو الموضوع مش جد اوى وهما هيطنشوا حاجات يبقى على الاقل قريوها وعرفوا ان الناس بقى عندها وعى اكتر وعارفه البلد اكتر
مش عايشين فى البالوظه
Why don't we give it a try and ask him good questions? Let's jot down some good meaningful questions instead of just being aggressive and destructive? We do not want to give “those people” the chance to say that we are a backward society that does not deserve democracy. They always claim that we are incapable of a civilized dialogue. Since Jimmy put his best foot forward, let's meet him mid way. Let's send him constructive questions without any cussing or foul language. Let's corner them into meaningful discussions. Even if they turn a deaf ear, at least they would know that our people are aware and alert.

Meanwhile Moftah rehashes a Press release which says:

وقد أكدت مصادر داخل الحزب ان هناك شبكة اتصالات اليكترونية تتابع اتجاهات الرأي العام وتعليقات زوار المواقع وصفحات الفيس بوك والمدونات مع وضع خطة للتحرك الحزبي تهدف للتفاعل مع شباب الحزب على جميع المستويات دون ان تستهدف تلك التحركات جماعة الاخوان المسلمين او مجموعات الفيس بوك وانما رواد جميع المواقع والمنتديات بهدف محو الامية الاليكترونية لدى الشباب.
Reliable sources in the National Democratic Party (NDP) asserted that there is an electronic network that monitors the general public opinion through Facebook, site visitors, online comments, and blogs. Meanwhile, a plan targeting more interaction with NDP youth on all levels without particularly targeting Muslim Brothers or Facebook groups is underway to eradicate electronic illiteracy.

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