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Military rulers spread fear throughout Egyptian media

Ruling council’s heavy-handed tactics is stifling press freedoms

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/military_rulers_spread_fear_throughout_egyptian_media_20120215

The ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak one year ago was supposed to be the harbinger of an era of democracy, freedom, justice and, ultimately, freedom of press. But only a few days removed from the anniversary of Mubarak’s “departure,” journalists – foreign media and locals alike – are facing the heavy hand of the Egypt’s governing military council as they seek, day-by-day, to do their jobs.

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