Politics of Egypt Breaking News: Rights Groups Decry Egypt Media Crackdown

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Egyptian authorities shut down four Islamist TV stations, banned the Muslim Brotherhood's newspaper and raided the office of Al-Jazeera's Egypt affiliate in crackdown on media considered sympathetic to ousted President Mohammed Morsi, bringing an outcry from rights groups. A senior judge was sworn in as Egypt's interim president to replace ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as the military launched a major crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. Reeling from what it called a military coup against democracy, the group said it would not work with the new political system. The chants, the impatient anger and even the symbols were the same ? right down to laser-generated messages of "Game Over" that were directed at Hosni Mubarak's regime in 2011 and this week turned against the elected president carried to power by the Arab Spring.

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