Before 2011 became a historic year in Egypt, there was 2010. That year Mubarak’s regime fiercely cracked down on media to stop an intense debate about the parliamentary elections fraud and Mubarak’s plans to have his son Gamal eventually succeed him.
Egyptian reporter Mervat Diab explains what took place before the revolution in his story Signs of Trouble: The Media Crackdown Before the Revolution, written shortly before the massive protests started.
The story is part of the Global Integrity Report: 2011.
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