The details regarding the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi were remarkably absent from the reports. Despite being the first democratically elected Egyptian president, the media has erased this information from the stories of his disappearance in what appears to be a government-mandated description sent to the press.
As noted by Mada Masr, a majority of newspapers have published the same 42-word story for editors as a guideline via WhatsApp. In the case of at least one point of sale, the presenter did he do a little as well well In the clip below, we can hear the anchor wrap his report with "sent from a Samsung device".
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– says torky (@torkyat) June 18, 2019
Morsi was elected in June 2012, but the army forcibly returned him about a year later. The former president collapsed Monday in the middle of a hearing. The circumstances of Morsi's death have been called into question by rival regimes, including that of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was aligned with Morsi during his brief rule because of the two men's ties to the Brotherhood. However, human rights groups have cited the deterioration of Morsi's health over the years as the probable cause of the death. Why did the current government, led by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, instruct media outlets to eliminate Morsi's presidential story?