It is Friday, and huge protests are planned in Egypt. The Mubarak regime blocked access to the Internet after the video above became public. Certainly, the Internet disruption is meant to stymie the protesters ability to organize. But the government must also be concerned about what the outside world sees and hears. The mainstream media have already been roughed up, but they are still reporting from the scene. How long that lasts depends on how successful the Egyptian government is in quelling dissent. But the information will still flow on the Internet, even if it has to be improvised.

Update #1: To get some of the lastest online reports, check the Guardian UK newspaper blog here.

Update #2: Al Jazeera English livestream here.

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Photo credit: Al Jazeera English

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