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Egyptian journalists claim attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood

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Photographers protest against government policies and the Muslim Brotherhood's treatment towards photographers, in Cairo, 19 March
Photographers protest against government policies and the Muslim Brotherhood's treatment towards photographers, in Cairo, 19 March Reuters/Khaled Elfiqi
By: Pierre Delrieu
6 min

Last weekend, local journalists report that supporters of Egypt’s Muslim brotherhood and local police attacked at least 14 journalists outside the Brotherhood’s headquarters in Cairo. Media activists say Egyptian journalists face intimidation, and restrictions on reporting are often applied in the name of religion. Sherif Mansour, the Middle East and North Africa co-ordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, explains the situation.