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Foreign journalists in the Egyptian trenches

On November 8, 2022, Bel Trew, a journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon at the time and working for The Independent tweeted that a group of journalists had been barred from entering Egypt to cover the Climate Change Conference.

“The arrests / deportations/ removal of press accreditation /entry bans have impacted reporters connected to major British media outlets from wires to TV to newspapers,” Trew said in her tweet.

Female Journalists fight to save narrowing media space

Maha Salaheldin

Female journalists continue to fight for better spaces within which to practice journalism in Egypt.

A lot has been written about the state of media freedom in Egypt with some reports branding the country as a top jailer for journalists and others saying it operates a highly restrictive environment for the media in general.

Independent Press verbal, theoretical in Sisi’s Egypt

This photofit poster created by the Qatari-based Al Jazeera news channel, was aimed at calling for the immediate release of its correspondents detained in Egypt

Independent journalism based on truth, balance, fairness and justice under the Egyptian leadership of army general-turned politician Abdel Fattah El Sisi is not welcome.

However, media houses that restrict themselves on reporting about social issues, business, sports, the environment and other areas not commensurate with state activities are allowed to practice their independence, but heavily monitored by the state.