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Being a Journalist In Egypt

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 8:00 am by , in Featured, Morning Magazine

It has been just over one year since Egypt’s military leaders removed Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, from office. In recent months there has been a crackdown on journalists with three Al Jazeera journalists recently being sentenced to years in an Egyptian jail. For 12 years Veronica Balderas Igelsias worked as a journalist in Egypt for CNN en Espanol. She is now based in Boulder and spoke to Maeve Conran about the current reality facing journalists in the country.