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Egypt bans 4 TV stations including Al-Jazeera

Egypt bans 4 TV stations including Al-Jazeera

The Egyptian Al-Jazeera affiliate Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr and three other TV stations that covered the pro-Morsi demonstrations extensively were banned on Tuesday due to what Egyptian courts rule as “rumors and claims which are harmful to Egyptian national security and threaten the country’s unity.” The Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr offices were raided August 31st and confiscated […]

Egyptian Media- Pawn or Voice of the People?

Egyptian Media- Pawn or Voice of the People?

This was taken from an anonymous person’s status on Facebook. “Could the press maybe pretend for a day to be remotely neutral in its coverage? Every week the government press becomes the slave of the new leader. Do they know how stupid they look?” What do you think? Is the Egyptian press just a pawn to […]

Egypt’s war on the Press

Egypt’s war on the Press

On July 3rd 2013, Minister of Defense General Sisi’s announced that President Morsi was overthrown and that the Army reaffirms Egypt’s commitment to freedom of the Press. The next day, all pro-Muslim Brotherhood and religious channels, including Al-Jazeera, were taken off air.  They claimed that these channels incited hate towards anti-Morsi supporters and that networks […]