|Artist unknown. Photo taken on 31st October 2011 on a wall on Mohamed Mahmoud Street|
I discovered this street art portrait of Egyptian journalist Yosri Fouda a week ago who has become a symbol of censorship.
Yosri Fouda, had cancelled his ONTV show Akhir Kalam (The Final Word) scheduled on October 20th. Along with other guests, Fouda's show was planned to analyse an interview conducted on satellite channel Dream with two generals from the ruling military council. Fouda said he cancelled the show in protest against subtle pressure exerted against him prior to the planned airing of his show.
"This is my form of self-censorhsip. I have the choice between saying the truth or nothing at all," Fouda said in a statement on October 21st.
Fouda defended his position in a tough interview with Stephen Sackur on BBC's Hard Talk.
Artist unknown. Photo taken on 31st October 2011 on a wall on Mohamed Mahmoud Street