BBC Monitoring, 29.10.2014
The move is in line with a growing ultra-nationalistic tone, urging a unified front in support of the army.
Since the Sinai attack on 24 October, which left 31 soldiers dead, the country's media have relentlessly backed the official position and called for harsher measures and "less regard" for laws and human rights.
In addition, two TV shows [of Mahmud Sa'ad and Wail Ibrashi] have been taken off the air, raising questions of freedom of expression in the most populous Arab country.
On 26 October, the editors of 17 state and private newspapers issued a joint statement condemning "terrorism" and vowing not to criticize the army or the state, and to refrain from publishing material that could incite violence and support terrorism.
[S]tate-run Egyptian Radio and TV Union (ERTU) and the Media Industry Chamber urged media figures to "realize their national responsibility and support the army in its fight against terrorism".