Friday, March 9, 2012

Media watchdog accuses Egypt’s ruling generals of muzzling journalists in military inquiry

Media watchdog accuses Egypt’s ruling generals of muzzling journalists in military inquiry
By Associated Press March 9, 2012
CAIRO — A leading media watchdog says an Egyptian military investigation of journalists and bloggers shows the country’s ruling generals are trying to muzzle the media. The journalists and bloggers are among 12 prominent figures under investigation over allegations they incited hatred against the Egyptian army ,

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders said Friday it also condemns attacks on journalists covering protests in Egypt. A correspondent for state television lost an eye when police shot him in the face during clashes between security forces and protesters last month.
Since taking over from Hosni Mubarak a year ago, Egypt’s ruling generals have consistently targeted critics and tried to intimidate top activists and media figures by summoning them for questioning.

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