The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other

Here's a scan of the front page from the Dec. 19 Daily Star Egypt:

Censored front page of the Daily Star

And here's the original photo:

Uncensored photo of Kifaya Demonstration

Notice anything?

Sources at The Daily Star say their printer unilaterally censored the photo.

Others who have edited publications registered abroad aren't buying it: They say the printer would sometimes warn them about content that could get an issue banned, but the final decision would always be the papers'.

But let's give The Daily Star the benefit of the doubt. So when are they firing their printer?