The Battle for Press Freedom and Media Reform in Egypt

In Egypt, the struggle for governmental reform, civil liberties and economic and social justice is being waged everyday, and there is one issue that affects all others: the media. Whether it’s newspapers, television, radio or the Internet, the media is a central component of the revolution in Egypt. While the press has opened up in a number of ways in the wake of the revolution, reform of the media is still very much an uphill battle. Journalists still face government repression and state media still largely acts as a government mouthpiece.

(egyptreports.net / (on the site there is video (red.)) / 08.08.2011)

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