Sisi Sours on the Media

Source: Carnegie Endowment
Author(s): Mohamed ElMeshad

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On April 13, 2016, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi held a 93-minute “conversation with representatives of the general public” that was in essence a speech. After the one and only attempt by an attendee to contribute, Sisi thundered, “I did not give anyone permission to speak!” The exchange demonstrated once again that Sisi believes information is a one-way street going from the top down and exemplified his aversion to diverse opinions and voices…

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