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Press Crackdown In Egypt, As Battle Of Ideas And Information Rages On

Analysis: In some way, one full year after the Jan. 25 revolution began, the same standoff is at play between a military-led establishment and a grassroots popular movement. And controlling the message, and the media, is as central as ever to each camp.

The anniversary of Jan. 25 is approaching (Lilian Wagdy)
The anniversary of Jan. 25 is approaching (Lilian Wagdy)
Sharif Abdel Kouddous

CAIRO - The war of information in Egypt — one that has been at the heart of this revolution since its inception — is escalating.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and the institutions it rules over, are making twin use of a fully compliant state media apparatus to demonize the protest movement and champion SCAF policies while intensifying a crackdown on dissent, attacking journalists and raiding civil society organizations.

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