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Wednesday, 19 February 2020
PHOTO GALLERY: Al-Tahrir journalists hold sit-in protesting newspaper's shutdown

A journalist holds a sign objecting to shutdown of newspaper
"No to shutting down Al-Tahrir newspaper"
A group of Al-Tahrir journalists hold signs protesting closure
Al-Tahrir journalists
Dozens of Al-Tahrir employees gather in newsroom to discuss paper's closure
Al-Tahrir journalists during their sit-in
Al-Tahrir journalists gather in newsroom
The newspapers' journalists display signs protesting Al-Tahrir's closure

Journalists of Egypt's privately owned Al-Tahrir newspaper began an open-ended sit-in Wednesday at the paper’s headquarters in Mohandseen to protest the closure of the daily newspaper.

While a financial crisis hitting the newspaper has been cited as the reason for the closure, some insiders say the shutdown is driven by political factors against the backdrop of a new editorial policy, which has been critical of authorities over the few past months.


Photos: Mai Shaheen

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