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Gary R. Bunt

'The fall of Egyptian media'

Al Jazeera, The Listening Post, After spring came winter: The fall of the Egyptian media

"It has been eight years since the fall of Hosni Mubarak and the uprising that briefly liberated Egyptians and their media from life under the one-man rule. Fast-forward to the present day and President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's government is doubling down, tripling down on controlling the news media - measures that rights groups say are unprecedented in the country's recent history.

"With the margins of acceptable speech narrower than ever and journalists expected to demonstrate complete loyalty to the state, discerning truth in Egypt from propaganda, gets more difficult by the day."

The programme also contains a section on Egyptian talk show hosts, and their support of El Sisi.

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