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Egypt / Sadat's Pol. Restraints #258067

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 29, 1978
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(Studio) Egyptian President Sadat's democratizing of country when he assumed leadership of government on death of Gamal Nasser described. Report on restraints now being used in Egypt, due to continued economy problems, apparent failure of Sadat's Israeli initiative and overwhelming approval of restrictive measures given recently in national referendum. Effect of new restrictions on journalistic reports to and from Egypt outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Details given of Sadat's proposed legislature to restrict his opposition; immediate effects of restraints on journalists outlined. Ex. of such effects is fate of cntry.'s only leftist party newspaper, "Al Ahaly." Ban on Egyptian journalists, at home and abroad, noted. Views of former "Al Ahram" editor Muhammed Heikal with regard to Sadat's actions reported [HEIKAL - thinks this is setback and is overreaction.] Egypt's economy problems described.
REPORTER: Doug Sefton

Cronkite, Walter;
Sefton, Doug

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