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Egypt censors Al-Mesryoon newspaper, harasses editors: Egyptian authorities should stop censoring Al-Mesryoon newspaper and harassing its journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities banned this week’s edition of the newspaper and summoned Al-Mesryoon Editor-in-Chief Gamal Sultan and Managing Editor Mahmoud Sultan for interrogation, according to Gamal Sultan and news reports.

Employees of the state-owned Al-Ahram printing house on August 5 told an Al-Mesryoon employee that “a security apparatus” ordered them not to print this week’s edition of the newspaper, Gamal Sultan told CPJ. The printing house, which according to press reports prints most newspapers in Egypt, did not specify which security agency was behind the decision, and whether future issues would also be affected, the editor said. Gamal Sultan told CPJ that security officials had ordered the newspaper to remove articles prior to publication before, but that this time, after seven hours of negotiations with the printing house as an intermediary,

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Egypt censors Al-Mesryoon newspaper, harasses editors: Egyptian authorities should stop censoring Al-Mesryoon newspaper and harassing its journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities banned this week’s edition of the newspaper and summoned Al-Mesryoon Editor-in-Chief Gamal Sultan and Managing Editor Mahmoud Sultan for interrogation, according to Gamal Sultan and Employees of the state-owned Al-Ahram printing house on August 5 told an Al-Mesryoon employee that “a security apparatus” ordered them not to print this week’s edition of the newspaper, Gamal Sultan told CPJ. The printing house, which according to press reports prints  newspapers in Egypt, did not specify which security agency was behind the decision, and whether future issues would also be affected, the editor said. Gamal Sultan told CPJ that security officials had ordered the newspaper to remove articles prior to publication before, but that this time, after