Blogger Gets 4 Years
Abd-al-Karim Suleiman was an Egyptian blogger - he put his material on the web under the name "Karim Amer".
He's currently in prison sentenced to four years for calling President Mubarak a dictator and for calling al-Azhar University, where he studied before being expelled, a "university of terrorism". He was convicted of insulting Islam and the presidency.
Amr Gharbeia is a fellow blogger who was in court in Alexandria when the sentence was passed. He said it was part of a systematic effort by the government to censor all media that is opposed to the government.
Outside Egypt, fellow bloggers have been following the Egyptian case with close attention. The World Todya spoke to Meg Pickard who blogs in London.
Back in Egypt, human rights activists see the verdict as a clear warning to all bloggers to watch what they write about state officials.
Hafez Abu-Sa'ida heads the Egyptian Organisation of Human Rights in Cairo.
First broadcast 22nd February 2007