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The most notable name on the list is Fox News. In fact, Fox went further than most other media companies on Wednesday, issuing a statement that said "Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. The two networks have been rivals for two decades -- but Wallace said this case is about the free press.
District Court. Wallace added, "While we don't condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.
Fred Ryan, the publisher and CEO of the Washington Post, also expressed his support for the action in a separate statement. It is a journalist's role to ask hard questions, hold the powerful to account and provide readers with as much information as possible. The Post and Fox News are joining the amicus brief along with a long list of others. Scripps Company.
It is imperative that independent journalists have access to the President and his activities, and that journalists are not barred for arbitrary reasons," the thirteen outlets said in a statement. We will be filing friend-of-the-court briefs to support CNN's and Jim Acosta's lawsuit based on these principles.
With 23 journalists in jail, Egypt was ranked as one of the top jailers of journalists worldwide in by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The government has additionally targeted critical or independent news outlets for closure , and has blocked over websites, including journalistic sites. Under former president Hosni Mubarak, journalists were pressured out of work, attacked by security forces, detained for their reporting, and arrested for covering sensitive issues or government decisions. New Syndicate Chairman Diaa Rashwan, who is also chairman of the State Information Service, was also supported by security services ahead of the vote.
The government has also moved to ban privately owned and international news outlets, including Al Jazeera and the BBC, for coverage it views as biased or inciting violence.
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Censorship of existing media is a common occurrence. Over websites are currently blocked in Egypt, which security agencies justify by claiming that these institutions support terrorism and spread lies pertaining to the government. Katib, a news website that reported on rights issues, was blocked by Egyptian authorities in June nine hours after its website launched.
Self-censorship is also common, and as early as a group of Egyptian newspaper editors signed a statement pledging to limit criticism of state institutions. The presidential election and the constitutional referendum witnessed greater restrictions on and violations of press freedom. In , six reporters were arrested in for reporting on a New York Times article detailing vote buying. Prior to the election, authorities arrested, threatened with military trial, and ultimately expelled the Times of London reporter Bel Trew for reportedly not possessing the proper credentials as a foreign correspondent.
The crackdown during this period reached supporters of the government, as pro-state TV host Khairy Ramadan was detained for what he described as the grand sacrifices of police forces in comparison to their low salaries. In , journalists were banned from entering polling stations to observe and report on vote tallies in a nationwide referendum on constitutional amendments, and state and private media overwhelmingly encouraged citizens to approve them.