Press freedom at risk in Egypt

New CPJ report looks at repressive tactics of successive governments

New York, August 7, 2013–Hopes for press freedom were high after the 2011 revolution ousted Hosni Mubarak. But more than two years later, a deeply polarized Egyptian press has been battered by an array of repressive tactics, from the legal and physical intimidation of Mohamed Morsi’s tenure to the wide censorship of the new military-backed government. In a new report to be published on August 14, the Committee to Protect Journalists examines attacks on the press and provides recommendations to Egyptian authorities, political parties, news media, and the international community.

WHAT:           On the Divide: Press Freedom at Risk in Egypt – a CPJ special report
WHEN:           August 14, 2013 – 12:01 a.m. EDT / 04:01 a.m. GMT


Advance copies of the report are available upon request and interviews may be arranged prior to launch date. The report will be published in Arabic and English.


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Magnus Ag
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