Student ‘Twitters’ his way out of Egyptian jail


By Mallory Simon

(CNN) — James Karl Buck helped free himself from an Egyptian jail with a one-word blog post from his cell phone.


James Karl Buck sent a message using Twitter which helped get him out of an Egyptian jail.

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Buck, a graduate student from the University of California-Berkeley, was in Mahalla, Egypt, covering an anti-government protest when he and his translator, Mohammed Maree, were arrested April 10.

On his way to the police station, Buck took out his cell phone and sent a message to his friends and contacts using the micro-blogging site Twitter.

The message only had one word. “Arrested.”


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