Bloggers are being arrested in Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE for blogging criticism about their regimes. Here’s an article by the Economists that reports some recent examples.
GOVERNMENTS in the Middle East are getting increasingly twitchy about their citizens’ activities online. In Egypt, on Sunday April 10th, a blogger, Mikael Sanad Nabil, was sentenced to three years in prison for “insulting the military” in his blog postings, after a brief trial by a military court with no defence lawyers present. Other bloggers worry they may be next. Campaigners say the mainstream media are already fearful of criticising the army.
You can read the rest of the article here: Bloggers in the Middle East – Stifling Online Criticism.