We're back on

Well, that was fun.

Yesterday the site went black in solidarity with efforts to defeat SOPA/PIPA, bills pushed by big content producers being considered by Congress that could break the internet.

To read more about it, you might start with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has done great work tracking this issue.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.