In Egypt, the number of blasphemy cases and convictions has risen over the past few years, and critics say the blasphemy laws are being abused. Rather than defending religion, the laws seem to be used as a weapon of political repression. Our correspondents report from Cairo on what this means for freedom of speech in the country.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Laura Burloux and Claire Pryde.
Yehia EL GAMMAL
Political analyst and writer