Support for freedom of speech in Egypt

Northwestern University in Qatar has conducted the regional media survey since 2013.

Al Jazeera English highlights findings from Northwestern University in Qatar’s latest Media Use in the Middle East study — specifically on the support for freedom of speech in Egypt.

Below is an excerpt:

"The study found that while in 2013, roughly half (48 percent) of Egyptians said "it is okay for individuals to express their ideas on the internet even if they are unpopular", only 29 percent agreed in 2017. According to experts, the figures are very telling of the regional changes following the Arab uprisings of 2011, when masses took to the streets to demand the downfall of dictators. The uprisings, which started in Tunisia, spread to five other countries - Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain - with a variety of outcomes.”

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