Egypt Escalates Pressure on Last Major Independent News Site

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www.nytimes.com—Security forces raided the publication’s office, detaining three editors, the day after arresting another editor.

Police raid Egypt’s last independent news outlet Mada Masr amid ‘increasingly hostile’ media climate. Egyptian security forces raided the office of Mada Masr, the country’s last independent media outlet, and arrested three of its journalists this weekend. The raid began Sunday afternoon, when nine plainclothes security officers entered the Mada Masr office in Cairo, seizing phones and laptops and holding the staff in the building for more than three [