If anything, Egypt needs Wikimania to be there to
facilitate the spread of information in order to counter these deeply rooted
biases. If you really want to spread information somewhere, the best
possible way is a physical presence.
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.