Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring?

Dec 8, 2011

After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.

In December 2010, a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in protest. From then, a series of revolts within the country spurred uprisings against other governments in the region. Leaders fell, and regimes collapsed. Social media was credited as a catalyst for free speech, but have Arab media outlets experienced fewer restrictions?

Global Journalist spoke with Hisham Kassem, a veteran Egyptian publisher, about press freedom in Egypt.