From the web: “Egypt’s Soap Opera Clampdown Extends el-Sisi’s Iron Grip to TV”

CAIRO — In his desire to wield sweeping power, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has suppressed politics, cowed the media and jailed legions of opponents. Now he is extending his iron grip to a new corner of Egyptian society: the country’s cherished soap operas.

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