Five years after the “25 January Revolution” of 2011, the situation of media freedom in Egypt is extremely worrying. Successive governments have tried to control the media, and have not hesitated to impose measures restricting journalists’ freedom. Under Gen. Sisi’s leadership, the current authorities are orchestrating a “Sisification” of the media and a witchhunt against the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. Under an anti-terrorism law adopted in August 2015, journalists are obliged on national security grounds to report only the official version of “terrorist” attacks.

in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index



158 in 2015

Global score


50.17 in 2015

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2017
  • 0
    netizens killed in 2017
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2017
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