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Egypt Wants Greater Monitoring of Bloggers, Social Media

Mahmoud Salem knows about the costs of blogging in Egypt.   Three years ago, amid the uprising against then-President Hosni Mubarak, Salem’s “Rantings of a Sandmonkey” blog was a popular site for pro-democracy advocates. It was so popular that his name and the expression “Arab Spring” became almost synonymous for many Egyptians.   That popularity made him a target, Salem said.   Salem told ABC News in 2011 that he was beaten by a mob egged on by policemen and taken to...

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