DOHA :: On May 23 and 24, a impossibly bright spotlight will shine on Egypt as elections take place in a highly charged atmosphere. In the run up, demonstrations have taken place, dozens have been killed and hundreds injured as presidential candidates frantically pull out the stops to make sure they are elected. Members of the media, committed to documenting the milestone towards democracy, have become accustomed to attacks, beatings and torture in the run up; indeed they have faced similar fates for the past 16 months since the first protests of January 25, 2011.
[Joseph Mayton:] Egypt's press ability to provide coverage without fear or threats
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