Buck was in Egypt doing a project on Egyptian bloggers who tend to be, according to The Mercury News "mostly leftist, anti-government bloggers." When photographing a demonstration, Buck and his translator, Mohammed Salah Ahmed Maree were both arrested. Buck sent the message "ARRESTED" from his cell phone to his Twitter network and had messages from his friends in Egypt and America working to find Buck and work on his release.
Buck was released last week, although Maree remains imprisoned. A petition for his release is circling the web. Buck plans on having a protest outside the Egyptian consulate at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Finally, a useful reason to have a Twitter. We finally succumbed to Twitter recently and haven't used it for anything more than letting everyone know when we're watching "Family Guy." Gah.