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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Press and Media again tops coverage of Egypt in the foreign press

Topping coverage of Egypt in the foreign press for the third straight morning is the House of Representatives passing the Press and Media Act, as the news filters down to the wider media landscape. As with yesterday’s coverage the focus was squarely on media censorship. The Wall Street Journal is making comparisons between the law and similar legislation in China, to make the point that the internet is being walled off throughout the Middle East. Coverage from the likes of the AP and Newsweek are particularly honing in on the social media provisions of the law, which classify accounts of over 5,000 followers as media outlets and thus subject to regulation.

So you can have an idea how slow the news day is: The second most featured story on Egypt was that mysterious 2000-year old sarcophagus in Alexandria, who some are claiming could help find the tomb of the Alexander the Great.

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