Obama's "Change" and Egyptian Editorial Freedom

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It seems that some Egyptian editorial cartoonist got to thinking about the implications of Obama's election with regard to the political process of electing a president in his own country and included a little bit about it in his cartoon. And then he was forced to remove it after 150,000 copies were quickly withdrawn from the streets. And what were the seditious words that were removed? An "Arabic phrase uqbal inna, meaning 'may the same [change] happen to us.'" Here's the before and after cartoons courtesy of another Egyptian newspaper.

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BoingBoing has the details from Daoud Kuttab.

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