Egypt's fuzzy freedom of the press
The Egyptian media is far more daring today than under Mubarak, but that's no substitute for a constitutional provision guaranteeing its freedom.
Members of Egypt's journalists syndicate were taken by complete surprise when the association's chairman, Mamdouh al-Wali, entered the hall of the constituent assembly and voted for the draft constitution. Until last Thursday, Wali, whom President Mohammed Morsi appointed chairman of state newspaper Al-Ahram, supported the journalists boycotting the assembly because the draft did not guarantee freedom of the...
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