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The Egyptian government has taken an unprecedented action, shutting down nearly all Internet and cellular access into an out of the country. Egypt did not just put up a firewall for its 80 million citizens. It has forced networks completely offline. The only Internet activity remaining is that of the Egyptian stock exchange and some government departments.<br />
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Excellent background information:<br />
Mother Jones: What's Happening in Egypt<br />
motherjones.com/mojo/2011/01/whats-happening-egypt-explained<br />
More details about the communications shutdown: <br />
Egypt Leaves the Internet<br />
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WSJ: Egypt Shuts Down Internet, Cellphone Services<br />
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More about democracy and freedom in Egypt:<br />
Egypt Global Integrity Report<br />
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Forbes: Opposition Claims Massive Fraud in Egypt Electoral Poll<br />
www.forbes.com/feeds/afx/2005/09/08/afx2212162.html<br />
Huffington Post: Egypt Targeting Reporters: Press Freedom Group<br />
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/26/egypt-targeting-reporters_n_814521.html<br />
Updates from Cairo:<br />
The Arabist<br />
twitter.com/arabist<br />
CNN's Ben Wedeman<br />
twitter.com/bencnn<br />
Other helpful sources for making this video:<br />
Bloomberg: Egypt Internet Down, Police Counterterror Unit Up<br />
www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-27/egypt-s-protests-pose-threat-for-regime.html<br />
Reuters: Egypt Unrest Rages on, Biggest Protests Planned<br />
www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70O3UW20110128?pageNumber=2<br />
CNN: Egypt's Mubarak Faces Toughest Challenge Yet<br />
edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/01/27/egypt.mubarak/

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