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Monday, 26 March 2018

State Information Service says Times’ Bel Trew had expired press credentials

The Times reporter Bel Trew was expelled from Egypt for not having valid accreditation and for filming without the necessary permits, the State Information Service said in a statement yesterday. According to the SIS, the Times correspondent had been accredited with the Egyptian Press Center for five years, during which her “erroneous” coverage of Egyptian affairs had been left without reproach. However, Trew reportedly failed to apply for a temporary press card at the beginning of the year but continued to practice journalism, which led to her expulsion from the country. Trew, who was deported last month had said that she was not given an explanation when she was detained three weeks ago.

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