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Over the past several months, Egypt has been blocking websites from their internet. A majority of these websites are news sources. According to The Register, they even blocked middle eastern news powerhouse, Al Jazeera. In addition to Al Jazeera, Egypt has blocked Daily News Egypt, Al-Mesryoon, and Huffington Post. The Guardian reported that Egypt has been blocking these sites because they were supposedly "spreading lies and supporting terrorism." Egyptian government says that Al Jazeera, which is owned by the Qatari government is "an enemy of the Egyptian state" since the overthrow of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in 2013." Egypt... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Global Media News
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Eritrea is the most censored country in the world according to an article from Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Journalists experience this censorship a lot. Journalists can only write material that they are given by the government. If an Eritrean journalist shares any information whether it be confidential, or trivial, they will face serious prison time with no charge or trial. They are also not allowed to speak to a lawyer, or even their families. According to BBC Country Profiles, Eritrea is the only country in Africa that doesn't have a privately owned news media. President Isaias Afewerki has been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Global Media News
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