Arrest of Egyptian Journalist Stirs Outrage Worldwide

The arrest of Hossam Bahgat, one of Egypt’s leading investigative journalists, by Egyptian military intelligence on Sunday has prompted worldwide outragee. Military prosecutors ordered his detention on charges of "spreading false information." "The Egyptian military has already indicated its contempt for the role of an independent media," said the Committee to Protect Journalists' Sherif Mansour. "This latest detention is a clear attempt to stifle reporting." 

Source: New York Times, Committee to Protect Journalists

Posted on: November 9, 2015