Egypt press blackout today
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Nearly a dozen Egyptian newspapers announced they will not bring out their editions Tuesday in support of the opposition.
As confrontation intensified between mostly secular opposition and Morsi after he assumed absolute power through decrees last month, several newspapers Monday printed front-page headlines saying "No to Dictatorship" to protest against a new constitution that was drafted by an Islamists-dominated panel.
The papers also declared that they would not go to print Tuesday. Three private TV channels also declared they will leave their screens blank Tuesday, escalating the biggest political crisis since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak.
The decision not to publish newspapers was taken at a meeting called by the National Committee for the Defense of freedom of opinion and expression, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.
A resolution, unanimously adopted, also called for keeping television screens blank. Gamal Fahmy, Director of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, and Karem Mahmoud, secretary of the union also attended the meeting.