Bypassing Egypt’s web blackout

How a US-based student made sure the voices of Egyptian protesters were heard.

Egypt web blackout

After internet services were disconnected in Egypt, protesters were prevented from speaking to the world.

But John Scott Railton, a Los Angeles based student, took it upon himself to upload messages onto micro-blogging site Twitter.

He started making calls and posting messages on a Twitter account he created for the Egyptian protests.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Los  Angeles.

Source: Al Jazeera



Country’s last working internet service provider has been disconnected, completing a complete shut down of web access.

Published On 1 Feb 2011
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