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Thu Feb 7 21:25:56 UTC 2008

area have risen, demonstrations of a fundamentalist Islamic nature have been
dealt with fairly harshly by the Egyptian military.

At any rate, I think it would be rational for those planning on attending to
contact the embassy of their nation in Egypt, particularly if there is one
in Alexandria, to request information on steps to take in case of a
difficult or emergent situation. I don't think that the Wikimania organizers
can reasonably be expected to ensure the complete safety of attendees, given
restrictions on resources etc, so its incumbent upon those folks to take
appropriate precautions. Of note is the fact that while there has been
Islamic terrorist activity in Egypt between 2004 and 2006, none of it seems
to have occurred in Alexandria.
For Americans: * *(Main site of the US Embassy in Cairo)* *(Citizen services (including
registration) Cairo embassy)*
tips on registering with embassies)* *(American Center in
Alexandria (consular services))

Citizens of the UK:

*(UK Embassy, travel advice for Egypt)


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