Index calls on Egypt's interim government to halt censorship of media
04 Jul 2013

In the wake of the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi in Egypt, and commitments to initiate a road map to return to democracy, Index on Censorship calls on Egypt’s interim government to stop all censorship introduced as part of the military takeover, immediately reverse the closure of media outlets, release journalists arrested, and to allow a free and open media to operate representing all views in society.

Index CEO Kirsty Hughes said “Index condemns the censorship and closure of media outlets and arrests of journalists, including foreign correspondents, in Egypt. If the military’s commitment to a road map to restoring democracy is genuine, it must include a free and open media that can represent all views in society.”

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