Mada Masr joins list of banned news websites

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Mada Masr joins list of banned news websites

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Egyptian authorities blocked on Wednesday 21 news websites on claims of “supporting terrorism”.

The sites that have been banned are accused of publishing content that supports terrorism and propagates lies.

On the top of the list comes independent news platform Madamasr followed by Al Jazeera, Al Sharq, Masr Al Arabia, Arabic 21, Huffington Post Arabic, Horria post, Klmty, Rassd, elshaab among many others.

https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/05/25/ ... -websites/

Mada Masr is an independent Egyptian online newspaper, founded in June 2013 by former journalists of the English-language newspaper Egypt Independent following the shutting down of its editorial operations in April 2013 and the decampment of the staff who resented the imposed self-censorship.

On 24 November 2011, the first edition of Egypt Independent was published. It had evolved from the English edition of Al-Masry Al-Youm, which was previously published as a weekly supplement to the newspaper.

Independent news coverage within Egypt, which does not strictly conform to the Government line, is now virtually absent.



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Re: Mada Masr joins list of banned news websites

Post by newcastle »

NEWS
Egypt Partially Lifts Ban on News Websites, Including Mada Masr and Daily News Egypt

https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/05/29/ ... ews-egypt/

Presumably Mada Masr and Daily News Egypt have promised to be good boys and not be rude to the president or overtly criticise the government's policies.

The suggestion that they assisted or promoted terrorism was a bit far-fetched :ct

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