30 May '11, 10am

Egypt Has First Uncensored TV Station:

Egypt Has First Uncensored TV Station:

Prior to the recent Egyptian Revolution, ousted former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek had strict control over what news reporters could cover. That has all changed. 25TV is Egypt’s first 24-hour news and entertainment channel, covering stories the broadcast of which would previously have been grounds for arrest. With a news show airing three times a week, Egyptians have ignored the slightly amateur footage in appreciation of stories they want to hear. 25TV has already taken huge risks covering amazing stories from the tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip to post-revolution town hall style assemblies. It is great for Egyptians, but this conversation is bigger than just one television channel. The protection provided by access to information As Americans we value our freedom of press as one of our core, fundamental, undeniable rights. Mainly, that value comes from our ...

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