Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas has posted videos of police brutality. His account on YouTube was frozen, but most of the videos were restored after human rights groups protested.
Blogs matter more than ever — to political candidates, to a colonel managing a war, to human-rights advocates trying to deliver their message. Noah Shachtman of Wired magazine talks about the role of blogs on the war in Iraq. Wael Abbas, one of Egypt's best-known bloggers, notes their influence in the Middle East.