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Internet hosts, national radio, television services, television sets, censorship

Egypt’s press, publishing, and media facilities are the largest and most developed in the Arab world. Much of the press was taken over by the government soon after the revolution of 1952, when the daily newspaper Al Ahram became the regime's principal mouthpiece. Party and private newspapers are permitted but are subject to censorship. The government controls the national radio and television services, as well as the basic telephone system. Foreign companies have begun to install cellular telephone networks and to operate private payphone systems. In 1997 there were 317 radios, 119 television sets, and 86 telephones for every 1,000 people. As of 2000 there were just 0.85 Internet hosts for every 10,000 people.



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