Censorship : Is Naguib Sawiris more powerful than freedom of speech?
It seems that shady Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris is stronger than freedom of speech on the Internet. Sawiris actually figured out a way to censor one of my blogs (www.blogster.com/thetruenaguibsawiris), because the information mentioned on it (which was proven and sourced) did not fit with the reputation he’s trying to build.
My blog before Naguib Sawiris’ censorship: the article was hard on the man, but based on facts and sourcesHere’s the story: in late June, I created my own blog on the blogging site Blogster. I used the website to write, with journalistic materials found on the Web, what I think of Sawiris, and what a corrupt man he is.
It certainly did not please him; a few days later my blog was shut down and I was banned from the Blogster community.
So Blogster is afraid of this rich and powerful man! Fine! Thank God other blogging sites are more courageous (notably WordPress) and won’t delete publicly useful information just because a billionaire demands it.
Luckily for me (and unluckily for Naguib Sawiris), the fact that I was banned from Blogster has made me even more willing to spread the truth about Naguib Sawiris’ misconduct.