Interview with Administrators of Facebook’s “I Am Khaled Said” Page

Interview with Administrators of Facebook’s “I Am Khaled Said” Page Middle East Law and Governance 3 (2011) 238­243 brill.nl/melg Ahmed Saleh and Nadine Wahab [The Editors are pleased to present an interview with two administrators of the `I am Khaled Said' Facebook page, which has been broadly covered in the media and noted by others in this special issue as a catalyst for the revolution that overtook Egypt on January 25, 2011. We directed questions to Ahmed Saleh in Cairo and Nadine Wahab in Washington, D.C.] Editors: How and when did the Facebook campaign start, and how did you get involved in it? AS: The campaign started a week after the death of Khaled Said, in June of 2010. I got involved with the anonymous administrators almost instantly with an anonymous identity of my own. During this period, I mainly campaigned with them on Twitter, one of these was a "trending campaign."1 We continued in this relationship for about two months before I accidentally discovered that one of the two administrators had once stayed with me. He stayed in my apartment temporarily for a number of months. Originally, we had met in one of the meetings for the ElBaradei campaign's media team. NW: The campaign started June 10, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Middle East Law and Governance Brill

Interview with Administrators of Facebook’s “I Am Khaled Said” Page

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Copyright 2011 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1876-3367
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1876-3375
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10.1163/187633711X591585
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Middle East Law and Governance 3 (2011) 238­243 brill.nl/melg Ahmed Saleh and Nadine Wahab [The Editors are pleased to present an interview with two administrators of the `I am Khaled Said' Facebook page, which has been broadly covered in the media and noted by others in this special issue as a catalyst for the revolution that overtook Egypt on January 25, 2011. We directed questions to Ahmed Saleh in Cairo and Nadine Wahab in Washington, D.C.] Editors: How and when did the Facebook campaign start, and how did you get involved in it? AS: The campaign started a week after the death of Khaled Said, in June of 2010. I got involved with the anonymous administrators almost instantly with an anonymous identity of my own. During this period, I mainly campaigned with them on Twitter, one of these was a "trending campaign."1 We continued in this relationship for about two months before I accidentally discovered that one of the two administrators had once stayed with me. He stayed in my apartment temporarily for a number of months. Originally, we had met in one of the meetings for the ElBaradei campaign's media team. NW: The campaign started June 10,

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Published: Mar 25, 2011

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