Journalism on Egypt and from Egypt is being squeezed, but there are some outlets that you can turn to for original reporting that pushes the limits - as well as both government and Muslim Brotherhood outlets giving their version of events.
Established in early 2014, Sasa Post - meaning Politician or Politico - is an online Arabic language website that aims to reflect opinion from the Egyptian streets and to challenge traditional narratives. Their most critical work has been on the Egyptian army, and the recent Suez Canal expansion. Registered in Arizona through a proxy company, the outlet has made sure its base cannot be located.
Egypt-based Al Bedaiah is an online Arabic newspaper. Its main focus tends to be reporting on political prisoners in Egypt.
Then there's Mada Masr and Arabist.net - both Cairo-based. Mada Masr is a news website written in English and Arabic, and attempts to tell the Egyptian story through journalistic practices that mainstream organizations have largely abandoned. Arabist.net - also in English, provides in-depth analysis on the politics of Egypt and the Middle East that is not seen in other Egyptian media outlets.
Then there are the sites being launched from outside of Egypt affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, the banned political party declared a "terrorist organisation" by the Sisi government and whose leader, Mohammed Morsi, is facing a death sentence.
Media outlets like online news portal Rassd and Satellite channel Mekameleen operate out of Turkey. They are partisan - representing the anti-Sisi narrative. In February Mekemeleen leaked secret recordings that appeared to show Egyptian officials fabricating evidence prior to the Morsi trial.
The Egyptian government is also online, pushing its narrative. This past week, 'Egypt Connects' - a new government blog was launched in English. The site aims to quote "enhance Egypt's communication with the world" and to address "inaccurate" reports about the country in international media. Foreign Minister Sehmah Shoukry said the blog gives officials, diplomats and thinkers an opportunity to exchange views.
Source: Al Jazeera