April 09, 2013

New and Improved Arab Spring! Now With %50 Less Freedom of the Press

They are arresting journalists that might report, you know, negative facts.

Twitchy:

utch journalist Rena Netjes is reportedly free after her arrest in Egypt on Monday. The #FreeRena hashtag took off on Tuesday after the Twitterverse learned she had been detained ”under allegations of espionage.”
Netjes was working on a story involving youth unemployment and according to a phone interview with the Dutch news outlet Een Vandaag she was apprehended by the owner of a coffee shop who had asked to see her press card and passport before taking it to the police.

After the citizen’s arrest, Netjes was reportedly charged with not carrying her press ID. Daily News Egypt reports, “According to Netjes, the police did not want her writing stories which revolve around negative events in the country.”
Hat Tip: Instapundit.

By Howie at 03:44 PM | Comments |