Al-Dostour (newspaper)

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Artist: N/A

Year: 2012

Date of Action: August 2012

Region:

Location: Giza, Egypt

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Print Journalism "Print Journalism" is not in the list (Commercial Advertising, Dance, Design, Installation, Journalism, Literature, Mixed Media, Music, Online, Painting, ...) of allowed values for the "Has medium" property.

Confronting Bodies: Giza primary court

Description of Artwork: Al-Dostour is a daily Egyptian newspaper that is known for its anti-Morsi sentiment and inflammatory writing. One particularly striking headline for the paper reads "The massacre of the century...In Egypt!" and describes a plot by the party in power to assassinate a new leader if one were to replace Morsi.

The Incident: New issues of the paper were seized on August 12. The paper leaders are now facing charges of insulting the president as well as inciting sectarian violence.

Results of Incident: The Freedom and Justice party's foreign relations committee head Gehad al-Haddad recently defended the confiscation as an action against slander and libel, rather than political dissent.

Source:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/50185/Egypt/Politics-/Confiscation-of-Dostour-newspaper-raises-fears-ove.aspx



See also http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/fjp-official-defends-newspaper-confiscation-activists-criticize-it-0 and http://arabia.msn.com/news/middleeast/ahram/2012/august/confiscationofdostour/confiscation-dostour-newspaper-raises-fears-over-freedom.aspx?region=egyar.