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Egypt Clamps Down on Media Ahead of 'Arab Spring' Anniversary

A joke being recycled in Egyptian media offers a glimpse into the state of press freedom five years after the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak: “In Egypt, there is freedom of speech,” goes the joke, “but no freedom after speech.” January 25 will mark five years since the popular uprising that ousted President Mubarak and, after the brief presidency of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi, ultimately brought former general Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to power. Security forces...

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