Where Egyptian Protesters' Facebook Posts Come From

A group of Egyptian protesters are recording footage and otherwise reporting on the protests and uploading them to the social network within an apartment near Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Have you wondered how Egyptian activists have been able to post on Facebook even when the nation had blocked access to the Internet? A group of them record footage and otherwise report on the protests and upload them to the social network within an apartment near Tahrir Square in Cairo.

The New York Times caught up with the young revolutionaries and documented their activities in a brief video clip. We hope that the U.S. news service hasn’t exacerbated the danger these young kids are in — if they get caught, they face arrest and torture — by unwittingly making it easier for Egyptian authorities to locate them.

The ones who speak on camera have their names listed in print captions underneath their likenesses, and many of them are the children of people considered elite — meaning these youths will be recognized. Presumably they knew this risk when they spoke to the Times; still, we pray for their safety and admit to feeling a twinge of guilt about posting the video below.

Readers, what do you think about the young revolutionaries uploading content to Facebook from Cairo?