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HV131- Voices from Tahrir » Egyptian Bloggers

Leading web activists

Leading web activists, left to right: Mahmoud Salim, 29, is an irreverent Egyptian blogger, best known by his web nickname “Sandmonkey.” Salim was arrested and beaten but continued blogging and tweeting throughout the Tahrir street protests. Mona Seif, 25, is an Egyptian blogger and youth activist who participated in the Tahrir Square protests, she is the daughter of veteran activist and lawyer Ahmed Seif. Gigi Ibrahim, 24, is an Egyptian journalist, blogger and political activist. Hossam El-Hamalawy, 33, is a leading Egyptian labor rights advocate, blogger and journalist. All four web activists used their computers and cell phones to provide frequent updates during the demonstrations on the violence against protesters.

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