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The government issued regulations in July that require Web site administrators to identify individuals posting material on their sites. The effort appeared to be aimed at deterring critical commentary. Communications Minister Amr Salem ordered all of the country's Web administrators to show "the name and e-mail of the writer of any article or comment," Human Rights Watch reported.