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Arab bloggers affecting political change in Egypt

From Steve Broback at Blog Business Summit the Economist reports Arab bloggers or ‘pyjamahideen’ are exerting pressure on local authorities and affecting political change in Egypt.

…youthful denizens of the internet are chipping away at the overweening dominance of Arab governments… blogging has evolved within the past year from a narcissistic parlour sport to a shaper of the political agenda. By simply posting embarrassing video footage, small-time bloggers have blown open scandals over such issues as torture and women’s harassment on the streets of Cairo.

No one should doubt the power of bloggers to bring positive change.

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