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29 Jun, 2014

Egyptian journalist gags himself; “only praise is allowed” – Ahram Online

Prominent Egyptian columnist and author Alaa El-Aswany said late on Monday he would be refraining from publishing his weekly column since “only one particular opinion is allowed nowadays.”

“Dear readers, I have stopped writing in Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper. Thank you for having read my weekly articles and, God willing, we will meet elsewhere,” El-Aswany declared on his official Twitter account.

“Criticism and difference of opinion are no longer allowed,” he added in another tweet, “Only praise, at the expense of the truth.”

Read the rest: Egypt’s Alaa El-Aswany to discontinue writing weekly column – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online.