Egypt’s last independent media outlet raided by police
28 November 2019 | 8:09 am
Over the weekend, Egyptian security forces stormed the offices of Mada Masr, an investigative media outlet, and detained its staff for several hours. This comes amid a wider crackdown on dissent and free speech in Egypt. For more, we speak to Justin Shilad, the Committee to Protect Journalists' Middle East and North Africa Research Associate.
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