In form , the Egyptian constitution includes provisions that comply with International covenants asserting basic rights such as freedom of opinion and expression as well as the freedom of press and media. However , reality brings in some laws ,namely the emergency law ,that contains articles and measures that inhibits and criminalizes enjoyers of freedom of expression and opinion. Emergency law articles give authorities the right to suspend newspapers indefinitely , seize issues or even set hardly possible conditions to issue newspapers.
Journalists, bloggers and writers do not only suffer security and restrictive laws , but the religious authority as well . With all its institutes , the religious authority is equally as violent and dangerous as is the state authority. The religious authority has, over the years, gained accumulated moral and legal influence strong enough to monitor all kinds of intellectual creativity. Regarding the relation between political and religious authorities, and their interchanging of censorship roles, it is extremely hard for any creator to excel in such an oppressive climate.