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Media Restrictions, Other Free Speech Issues Remain in Egypt

The controversy over media freedom in Egypt intensified this month after several hundred Egyptian journalists rejected a declaration by newspaper editors pledging support to the government and banning criticism of the police, judiciary and army in their reports. The crackdown on freedom of expression in Egypt has increased since the military coup in 2013 and has included the detention of journalists – like the imprisonment of three Al Jazeera English staff – and on-going efforts by the...

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