MB MP: Blogging is an Outlet for Egypt’s Disaffected Youth
MB MP: Blogging is an Outlet for Egypt’s Disaffected Youth
Monday, July 7,2008 12:18

In Monday"s PA session, Dr. Abdul-Fattah Hassan (member of the MB parliamentary bloc and member of the Information and Tourism Committee) has criticized the increasing repression of freedoms in Egypt.

Commenting on the report issued by the Information and Decision Making Center at the Cabinet, Hassan said that there are 160,000 Egyptian internet blogs and that there is a direct proportion between the increasing number of blogs and increasing suppression of freedoms and expression of one’s opinion.

Hasan stated that such an increasing number of blogs represents a rostrum for those youth to express their visions and opinions about the deceptive governmental policies that led to unemployment and corruption allover the governmental institutions and authorities.

A report issued by the Information and Decision Making Center at the cabinet council stated that the number of Egyptian blogs has reached 160,000 by last April, which represents 30.7% of the Arab blogs and 2.0% of the blogs throughout the world. Egyptian bloggers are more than 162,000, mostly 20- 30 years old.

Cairo ranks the biggest place of bloggers (82.1%); 11% in Lower Egypt and 6.8% in Upper Egypt.

There are 67.8% of the blogs in Arabic and 9.5 in English and in several fields: 30.7 miscellaneous, 18.9 political, 15.5 personal, 14.4 arts and culture, 7% religious, and 4.8 social blogs.

Globally, Japanese, English, and Persian are the predominant languages respectively in internet blogs. Arab blogs reached 490,000; 7% of the blogs internationally.

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