The case of Alaa Abd el-Fattah and Egypt’s crushing of dissent | Media

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The story of a imprisoned activist reveals the harsh atmosphere for speech in Egypt. Plus, what could Chile’s new constitution contribute to the media there?

When Egyptian President el-Sisi launched a “National Dialogue” on human rights, the precarious fate of jailed writer and activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah exposed a grave atmosphere for freedom by speech in this country.

Mona Seif – Alaa Abd el-Fattah’s sister
Nancy Okail – President, Center for International Policy
Amr Khalifa – Political Analyst
Sabrina Bennoui – Head of Middle East Division, Reporters Without Borders

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Media, Monopolies and the Rewriting of the Chilean Constitution

Chile is working on a new constitution that features some of Augusto Pinochet’s favorite news outlets fighting for their corporate lives.

Patricio Fernández – Member, Journalist & Founder of the Chilean Constitutional Convention, Clinic
Jorge Saavedra – Author, The Media Commons and Social Movements
Claudio Fuentes – Historian, Diego Portales University; author, The Fraud: Chronicle on Plebiscite of the 1980 Constitution
Belén Pellegrini – Journalist, La Neta

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