Egypt's new leadership accused of censorship

Egypt's new leadership accused of censorship

POSTED: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 10:04am

Just over two months into the tenure of Mohamed Mursi, a media crackdown has raised fears that Egypt's new Islamist president is moving to stifle criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood. Last month, formal accusations by state prosecutors were filed against two journalists and an issue of an independent newspaper was confiscated by the state's censorship unit.

The banned issue ran on its front page a long list of accusations against the Brotherhood, and said the group's rule was leading Egypt down the wrong path. President Mursi resigned from the Muslim Brotherhood when he was elected in June but has named a former colleague from the Islamist group as his Information Minister. The Muslim Brotherhood has repeatedly denied it is trying to censor opinion.

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