Internet goes down In Cairo, Egypt just before largest planned protest

Reports have come in from many sources that Internet connectivity is several parts of Egypt has gone down. With one of the biggest planned protests about to take place soon in Cairo, many reporters and citizens have reported blackouts both on fixed line and wireless/mobile services.

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Cat2099d ago

The blackouts are extensive - internet and cell. For me, that would be just as panic inducing as the reports of them seizing foreign correspondents.

ATiElite2098d ago (Edited 2098d ago )

It's terrible how a few people can censor the media, cut off communication, and basically stop the flow of information across the globe.

All these embedded reporters but info during the war info was limited and scripted right after officers were on TV saying there are no WMD's here.

We have witness this media blackout and so called Internet crash before in China, Taiwan, Iran (during the election protest) Georgia (when Russia invaded) Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Tunisia(right now as well) and now Egypt.

There's more to this story than the limited images and sound bytes we are getting. The victims want to tell their side but it seems the oppressors wont let them.

Cat2098d ago

My friend with family still in Cairo is now saying that doctors in hospitals in Egypt "have been told not to record deaths by bullets", that 50 detainees in Katta prison have been killed by police, and Mukhabarat and plainclothes police are looting and vandalizing in Alexandria.

ATiElite2098d ago

@ Cat

I hope your friends, family and their family are safe and sound. Many bad things are going on over there but we wont know the truth for a long time if ever.

Speed-Racer2099d ago

AP Showed a protester being shot dead, hence the sudden blackout, so imagine what is really going on where video and photos don't go. It's very bad in Cairo at least.

Cat2099d ago

A friend of mine hasn't been able to reach her family there, though they've heard there's intermittent landline service.

zackacloud2099d ago

The police of Eygpt act like Israel in plasteine

Syko2099d ago

A good quote from the Boston Globe "In a stark reminder of the power authoritarian governments still wield over the flow of information."

Don't think for a second this couldn't happen here if the "Need arises to protect the people" or some other BS like that.

Captain Tuttle2099d ago

Brave people over there on the streets

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