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Reporter: "This just in; a huge explosion has just rocked Cairo. What's your comment sir?" Military spokesman: "Loading.."
Reporter: “This just in; a huge explosion has just rocked Cairo. What’s your comment sir?”
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In the rise of more restrictive conditions on press in Egypt, especially after the ratification of the anti-terrorism law, journalists now face more obstacles as they carry out their basic reporting duties.

The anti-terrorism law, passed on August 16, stipulates that journalists contradicting official accounts of militant attacks can be fined between EGP 200,000 (app. $US 26,000) and EGP 500,000 (app. $US 64,000). However, with slow responses to terrorist attacks such as the huge explosion that rocked Cairo on Thursday -followed by two days of utter silence and absence of official statements- journalism is likely to face more instances of paralysis.

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Amro Okacha is a graduate of the Academy of Arts' Higher Institute of Cinema (Animation Dept.). With a focus on illustrations and comics, Okacha's recent involvement in online journalism has given him the chance to invest in observing the political and social features of the Middle East. When he's not reflecting on his surroundings in drawings, Okacha likes to stay actively involved in Cairo's art community, and participate in comics workshops and exhibitions in Cairo and abroad.

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