3. A Loyal Press

By Ursula Lindsey

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A protest against the jailing of photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, in front of the Journalists’ Syndicate in Cairo on July 12, 2014. Egypt has sought to silence its critics in recent years.

(AP/Amr Nabil)

When President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took office in Egypt in 2014, after leading the army’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, he promised to restore peace and prosperity through strong leadership.

But in the years since, Sisi’s idea of strength has been to silence those who disagree with him and to treat criticism or the documentation of abuses as a threat to national security. ...

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