Egypt has made journalism a crime with crackdown, says Amnesty

Egypt has made journalism a crime with crackdown, says Amnesty

Amnesty International has said journalism in Egypt has effectively become a crime over the past four years. The London-based rights group said the government is strengthening its control over information instead of upholding transparency. Amnesty documented 37 cases of journalists being detained. The crackdown has become severe under the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Boo
Boo 3 weeks

Maybe Egypt has seen the future of journalism from the example USA is doing. No longer just the facts ma'am. Now its how can we as journalist change the story to fit the story we want to tell. Journalism has become a crime, at the least a lie.

pffft
pffft 3 weeks

"London based" commenting on journalism in Egypt being a crime! Tell me again, how many times Tommy R has been imprisoned?

ladin
ladin 3 weeks

Coming soon to a Democrat run state near you!

Timothy
Timothy 3 weeks

Like any profession, journalism has weaknesses, challenges and failings. These are nothing compared with the potential for tyrannical, illegal and corrupt behaviour by governments who use state control of the national media to cloak their activity. Journalism should be held to a high standard, criticised severely when it oversteps but it’s independence is sacred and must be be held as such by all peoples for their own benefit.

Joe
Joe 3 weeks

A model for the left and their corporate overlords in the United States.

Hannibal
Hannibal 3 weeks

Poor Egypt. She just can't seem to get it right. If the military allows freedom of expression and democracy the people elect radical Islamic parties and veer toward a Sunni-style Iran. That being said, the generals also won't brook criticism of any kind.

Rational ific
Rational ific 3 weeks

Wow. Egypt sounds a lot like Facebook, Twitter, and Google!

IIzard
IIzard 3 weeks

Just like China.

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills 3 weeks

Egypt: *EXECUTES JOURNALIST* EVERYONE ELSE: 😦

BumperCar
BumperCar 3 weeks

Holy shit! :O

Max Bants
Max Bants 3 weeks

Is freedom just a dream?

Patrick
Patrick 3 weeks

This whole thing is ONE BIG POWER GRAB.

Seekster
Seekster 3 weeks

Journalism should never be illegal. That is not to say that there is much journalism going on in the United States.

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