Opinion: The Pandemic is Sissi’s Latest Weapon Against the Press in Egypt


Egypt’s government is used to stifling press freedom. During Abdel Fatah al-Sissi’s presidency, the country has become one of the world’s most dangerous places to report from, consistently ranking as a top jailer of journalists.

Predictably, the covid-19 pandemic has made reporting in Egypt even riskier.

Cairo’s initial response to combating the virus was a failure by most accounts, and like so many countries that botched their handling of the virus’s first appearance within their borders, it looks as though Egyptian authorities have not learned from previous mistakes.

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