Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Access to Information in Egypt

Salem, Shawky Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Access to Information in Egypt. Pakistan Journal of Library & Information Science, 2007, vol. 2007, n. 8, pp. 33-49. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This paper discusses the issues of intellectual freedom and the security of information and documents in Egypt. It establishes that there are no policies in the country about both keeping secrecy of the sensitive governmental data and providing access to information. The administrative fear of providing information, bureaucratic procedures, security levels on distribution and the human nature of hiding information lead to tight security of information and censorship. This situation raises many rational inquiries. Do we need "Internet Archives" for Egyptian websites? Who will do it? Do we need “Internet Archives” specifically for Arab world websites and who will do it? The paper attempts to make suggestions to improve the free access to information.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Freedom of expression; Freedom of access to information; Censorship; Internet; Egypt; Bibliotheca Alexandria
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
Depositing user: Maqsood Shaheen
Date deposited: 26 Sep 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:09


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