Published on Just Foreign Policy, December 2009.
JFP’s Robert Naiman is in Egypt this week participating in the International Gaza Freedom March. But the Egyptian government has blocked the marchers from even approaching the Egyptian border with Gaza. Egypt is also blocking an aid convoy that has the support of the Turkish government from entering Egypt at Nuwieba. Even a peaceful protest at UN offices in Cairo was largely walled off from public view by Egyptian policy.
Meanwhile there is largely a U.S. press blackout of these striking developments. A search of the New York Times and the Washington Post only turns up a tiny AP story on the websites of the Times and the Post. Yet, there have been many AFP and BBC reports on the march and aid convoy.
Would you email the editors at the New York Times and the Washington Post and ask them why they are not covering these incredibly important events?
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