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Police clash with protesters and journalists during a Cairo rally last month. (AP)

In Egypt, a deplorable press freedom climate

Judging by what’s transpired in recent weeks, press freedom in Egypt is in a deplorable state. To hear that Egyptian police abused and illegally detained peaceful protestors who took to the streets on April 6 is par for the course. To read that police and plainclothes thugs also beat and detained journalists, confiscating and destroying…

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