(Read all about it.) Youtube shut down the account of Wael Abbas, a prominent Egyptian blogger who is known for posting videos of police brutality in his native country. This comes one day after the Republican CNN/Youtube debate.
What a shame. Here I thought we were getting places; bringing the candidates to a human level, answering questions asked by ordinary citizens on a public forum. But now, we see that the forum we thought was open and free has a breaking point. Quite unfortunately, that breaking point is much less tolerant than I had originally thought. I do understand the need to block pornography; that's not what the service is for. But this? Really? Come on, let the public speak!
Many of the videos, taken with cell phones, are leaked to him by anonymous posters who find that Abbas will report on the stories when mainstream Egyptian media will not.
Hmm, sounds familiar...
UPDATE: Here is a link to his site, read all about it, if you speak Arabic.