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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

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9. We Completely Agree: Egyptian Media in the Era of President El-Sisi

By Mohamed Elmeshad

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Journalists protest the imprisonment in Egypt of Al-Jazeera staffers Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed outside the network’s offices in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 25, 2014.

Source: Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

If there were any doubt about who the presidential frontrunner would be in Egypt’s May 2014 elections, the Egyptian media made sure to strongly suggest that then-Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was the only choice.

No matter how prominent the other presidential candidates were, each was unceremoniously sidelined, discounted, or even ...

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