Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies
Author(s): Mamdouh Al-Wali
Egyptian government officials have taken advantage of the regime’s one-voice media to disseminate economic data that are far from reality.
Unfortunately, none of the economists is allowed to respond to these false statements via newspapers, satellite TV channels, or even on social media, in light of the regime’s tight control over everything circulated critical of the official data disseminated by the government, with accusations and punishments targeting those who may try to refute these data, ranging from defamation and prevention of publication to imprisonment, especially in the absence of a real parliament that can perform its oversight role, or hold those officials accountable for their unrealistic statements and comments.
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