On 10/10/2007, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com>
In honor of David's concerns, I have decided
to make the title of my own
talk at Wikimania 2008 "Free knowledge and human rights" and I will use
this opportunity to speak out against censorship and other violations of
human rights around the world, including examples from Egypt.
I'm not sure that's wise, Jimbo, unless you've already checked with
the Egyptian authorities and gotten their approval for it. Egypt have
apparently this year arrested quite a few journalists in Egypt
investigating stories about violations of human rights in Egypt. For
your own personal safety, I suggest you don't do this.
I honestly doubt the Egyptian authorities are that dumb. :)
Being named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the
world was somewhat silly... obviously I am no such thing. But it does
provide a certain immunity against random arrest that non-famous local
bloggers unfortunately do not enjoy.