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Report highlights lack of political will to provide information to journalists

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: There is no political will to provide easy access to information to journalists and media professionals, a report concluded at a launch Tuesday. The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) and the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) issued a joint media monitoring report of the coverage during the transitional period …


Rights group: Egypt’s generals are muzzling media

By AP and Daily News Egypt CAIRO: A leading media watchdog says an Egyptian military investigation of journalists and bloggers shows the country’s ruling generals are trying to muzzle the media. The journalists and bloggers are among 12 prominent figures under investigation over allegations they incited hatred against the Egyptian army and tried to overthrow the …


Media gains reversed by military rulers

By Sami Aboudi /Reuters CAIRO: Hafez Al-Mirazi spent weeks preparing for his new primetime talk show on state television. But one week before “Cairo Local Time” was scheduled to start, an army general ordered it put on hold. Al-Mirazi was told that the format for the show broke rules requiring more than one host, an explanation …


Media watchdog slams Egypt on info minister appointment

By AP CAIRO: A leading watchdog has slammed Egypt’s military rulers for reinstating the Information Ministry, one of the symbols of Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian rule. The Committee to Protect Journalists says the move is a major setback for press freedom in Egypt, five months after Mubarak’s ouster in a popular uprising. A statement released by …


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