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

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As Egypt’s President el-Sisi kicks off a "National Dialogue" on human rights, the precarious fate of jailed writer and activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah exposes the grave climate for free speech in the country.

Contributors:
Mona Seif - Sister of Alaa Abd el-Fattah
Nancy Okail - President, Center for International Policy
Amr Khalifa - Political analyst
Sabrina Bennoui - Head of the Middle East desk, Reporters Without Borders

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Media, monopolies and the rewriting of Chile’s constitution:
Chile is working on a new constitution that has some of Augusto Pinochet’s favourite news outlets fighting for their corporate lives.

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

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