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supporting national efforts toward more freedom, democracy, and respect of human rights. Egyptian President Husni Mubarak The Egyptian government is pursuing an ambiguous policy with regard to the Internet and communication technologies.Many Egyptian human rights activists say that Internet access has considerably strengthened the reach and effectiveness of the movement in Egypt.Speaking at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003, President Mubarak called information technology a tool for supporting national efforts toward more freedom, democracy, and respect of human rights. At the Pan-Arab Conference on WSIS held in Cairo in May 2005, Prime Minister Ahmad Nazif told the assembled Arab and African leaders, Knowledge and information have becomenow more than everthe main sources of prosperity and progress. But their status as such, he continued, rested on the principle that access to and the free flow of information are basic human rights. On the other hand, the Ministry of the Interior, the office of the prosecutor general, and related security services have blocked several Web sites and detained individuals for their activities online.received message: I am a foreigner male living in Egypt.Egyptian men overall are quite wonderful and I personally know many men here who would be great and ethical husbands to foreign women.There is evidence that the authorities have monitored online communications without first obtaining search warrants.The authorities have blocked Web sites associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, arguably Egypts largest opposition movement, and the al-`Amal (Labor) Party, another Islamist group.
So who is talking about sex openly in the Arab world? Not surprising, considering it is women who suffer the most from double standards around sexuality in the region.For a time the Cairo vice squad used the Internet to entrap people engaged in consensual and private homosexual conduct.Law enforcement officials have advocated legislation that would increase government control over Egyptians access to information online.“It’s a beautiful place to go, it’s remote and it has a wonderful history in Norse mythology,” he says.It’s fitting that the agency takes its name from the mountain said to house the holy hall of Valhalla because Snøhetta is an organisation both inspired by storytelling and defined by it.