Egyptian editor arrested in Covid-19 reporting crackdown

Posted by on May 17, 2020 12:43 pm
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Lina Attalah, founder of Mada Masr, released on bail after being questioned over coverage of the pandemic

Egyptian security forces briefly arrested the founder of the country’s last independent media outlet in a growing crackdown on freedom of expression linked to Covid-19.

Lina Attalah, the editor-in-chief of the website Mada Masr, was arrested outside Tora prison in the south of Cairo while interviewing the mother of a jailed activist attempting to bring medication and hand sanitiser to her son.

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