Friday, May 12, 2006

Free Alaa Campaign

Egyptian blogger Alaa (who blogs with his wife Manal) was detained with 10 other young people by the police during a peaceful protest. Concerned bloggers have set up a separate blog Free Alaa! to campaign for his release.
One technique to bring Egypt and the Egyptian Government and the Egyptian Government's human rights record to public attention and perhaps persuade Egypt or shame Egypt into doing something about it is to particpate in the ongoing Google bomb.
Basically if enough people use the linking code < href =" "> (remove spaces) to link to the word "Egypt" then the Free Alaa site will rise up the rankings of Google searches for the word Egypt and draw wide attention to the issue. Come on, let's see if we can unseat the British Museum, which currently holds the top spot for such a search.

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