Egypt journalists defy editors on freedoms

November 2, 2014 7:27 PM

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Egypt journalists defy editors on freedoms

Nov. 1, 2014: Eight Egyptian men convicted for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in a video of an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat cover their faces as they leave the defendant's cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

CAIRO – Several hundred Egyptian journalists have rejected a recent policy declaration by newspaper editors pledging near-blind support to the state and banning criticism of the police, army and judiciary in their publications, arguing that the move was designed to create a one-voiced media.

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