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Egypt’s New Authorities raid Al-Jazeera, close TV stations

July 4, 2013

As the military consolidates power in Egypt, prospects for media freedom do not appear too encouraging. The military-led government shut three TV stations known to be sympathetic to the deposed Islamic Brotherhood government of Mohammed Morsi. There was also a raid on the offices of Al-Jazeera’s Egyptian news service channel and journalists were briefly detained.
Paris-based Reporters without Borders (RSF) called on the military to implement the roadmap General Abdel Fatah Al-Sissi had outlined on July 3, and to ensure the new constitution respects human rights including freedom of information.
Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.