According to Al-Arabyia, Egypt’s Prime Minister has apparently commented on an Egyptian blog for the first time, responding to the criticisms made against his government. A part of me can’t help but wonder if the move has anything to do with this. Maybe.
If this is the start of a growing trend then it’s one that I can actually get on board with. There is an underlying importance knowing that policymakers are reading blogs, which, in a cumulative way, is practically as close as you can get to the “voice on the street” these days.