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Video: Protests affect Egyptian media

11-27-2012 14:00 BJT

The rocky situation in Egypt has affected the operations of some local media. A television station has been closed by the government over alleged unpaid bills.

The local station closed three months ago, shortly after its head and anchor Dr. Taufik, accused President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood of subverting the country. Taufik himself was tried for the remarks.

But the court ruled he was not guilty, and his TV station could reopen. The government refused to follow the court’s ruling, saying the station failed to pay enough fees. Nine other news editors have also been accused by the government, and are currently still under investigation.

Some journalists in Egypt are calling this a challenge to freedom of the press. They also say the restrictions on media is part of Muslim Brotherhood efforts to turn Egypt into a religious country.

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