Thursday, July 13, 2006

Fighting for press freedom in Egypt

Al-Ahram Weekly | Front Page | Another turn of the screw: "Hundreds of angry journalists attended a heated general assembly at the Press Syndicate on Tuesday to discuss ways to oppose the government's draft Press Law. The marathon session lasted five hours. After rejecting the draft bill journalists agreed that 24 independent and opposition newspapers, mostly weeklies, will not come out next week. The daily newspapers joining the protest -- Al-Masry Al-Youm, Nahdet Masr and Al-Alam Al-Youm -- will not appear on Sunday, the day the NDP-controlled parliament is expected to pass the law."

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