Date: Nov 6th, 2008
Time: 16:00-17:00
Location: ICANN Cairo, Room TBD (if you're on the ground in Cairo, contact Robert Guerra, guerra at

The Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) and The Public Interest Registry (PIR) invite you to attend a reception to meet Cairo based bloggers and local Internet users and experts who will discuss and share their perspectives and views of week's events at the ICANN meeting.

In addition, a locally produced video, “Internet Freedom in Egypt,” will be shown. The short piece explains how blogs are being used in Egypt to expose human rights abuses, and how Facebook and Twitter have been used to organize pro-democracy demonstrations and strikes. It also looks at the gov't crackdown and surveillance of bloggers.