Egypt retrieves critical web site from the air

CAIRIO – Egypt’s police Tuesday night leaves the offices of news website Masr al-Arabia is closed, and the editor-in-chief arrested. This means journalists of the site.

Party at supporters of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after the elections on Monday. Criticism on the conduct of those elections is not valued.

Two days ago, the Egyptian mediatoezichthouder Masr al-Arabia is already a penalty for the doorplaatsen of an article from The New York Times, which focused on irregularities during the presidential elections of last week. The incumbent president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won with 97 percent of the votes.

According to the mediatoezichthouder had the site the article should better check. The past few months, the government has some five hundred websites blocked, because this nepnieuws would spread. Last year, Egypt the 161ste place of 180 in the persvrijheidsindex of Reporters Without Borders.

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