Souad Mekhennet

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Protesters gather around army vehicles in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (Reuters)

Egypt: New accreditation rules; military obstructs media

New York, February 7, 2011–Egyptian authorities have shifted their strategy for obstructing the press as protests enter their 14th day: The military has become the predominant force detaining journalists and confiscating their equipment rather than plainclothes police or government supporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities have also put in place new bureaucratic…

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