Peter
Schwartzstein

Brit-Yank journalist & environment consultant.
Fellow @ Center for Climate & Security, Reporting @NatGeo, @NYT, @Newsweek, @bbc etc

@pschwartzstein

published on The Century Foundation on Jul 7, 2020

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The Authoritarian War on Environmental Journalism

In recent years, journalists in Egypt have fallen afoul of the state while covering almost every environmental issue imaginable. One reporter was beaten for reporting on toxic waste dumping along the Nile.1 Another was repeatedly harassed by state security for revealing the cement industry’s contribution to Cairo’s poor air quality.2 At least half a dozen more have encountered trouble while documenting everything from trash-ridden irrigation canals in the Nile Delta to rural land grabs.


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