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Sisi tells journalists some of their reports ‘hurt Egypt’

Relationship between the Egyptian government and the press has been rocky since July

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told reporters and journalists that some of their reports “hurts the country and its foreign relations with others”.

His comments came during a youth conference held in the coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh on Wednesday night.

Relationship between the Egyptian government and the press has been rocky since July, when legislators approved a law which stipulates a minimum two-year prison sentence for anyone who reports details of militant attacks that contradict official statements.

*A version of this article also appears on AlArabiya.net.