The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Egypt's independent press to strike on October 7

Egypt press plans day without papers in rights protest:

CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian independent and opposition newspapers will not publish on October 7 in protest at a government clampdown that has seen several journalists sentenced to prison terms in recent weeks.

Editors from 15 newspapers agreed to the protest "against the fierce campaign against the free press in Egypt" at a meeting late on Wednesday, according to a statement received by AFP on Thursday.
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