Steve Negus, who has worked as a journalist in Egypt since 1993, is the former editor of the Cairo Times.
My neighbor, who like many Egyptians prefers not to see his name in
print, asked me about my nationality the morning the war broke out.
"French?" he inquired hopefully. American, I told him.
Once roundly condemned for his use of using military courts for civilian crimes, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is now in good company now that the US and the UK have adopted similar measures.
Egypt's political agenda is increasingly set by the viewpoints aired on Al Jazeera.