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Freedom of the press

I'm quite keen on it. It looks as though the Egyptians are not. The Herald Tribune reports that "Egypt has banned two editions of a French and a German newspaper, Le Figaro and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, because of articles that it has deemed insulting to Islam". Not a huge story, I'll admit, but here's the kicker:

The Egyptian agency said: "The minister of information said that he would not allow any publication that insults the Islamic religion or calls for hatred or contempt of any religion to be distributed inside Egypt". Anyone who has ever looked at the Memri site might be excused a hollow laugh.
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