For an precise view, once again, of what has been happening in the Egyptian press. Read what Salama A. Salama says:

It is hard to understand the current crisis without looking at the professional situation of journalists themselves. For years, the state has tried to tame them. Using a mixture of carrot-and-stick methods, the government bought loyalties and ultimately succeeded in weakening the independence of the press. No wonder journalists were so divided during the recent crisis.

So, too, read Baheya’s long explanation.