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Group: Egypt arrests 2 journalists, one sick with COVID-19

By Associated Press Egyptian security forces have arrested two journalists, including one sick with COVID-19, the latest step in a sweeping crackdown on news media during the pandemic, an [...]

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Egypt forces Guardian journalist to leave after coronavirus story

By The Guardian – Egyptian authorities have forced a Guardian journalist to leave the country after she reported on a scientific study that said Egypt was likely to have many more [...]

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Coptic Solidarity Urges Immediate Release of Coptic Activist, Ramy Kamel

By Coptic Solidarity- Standard News Wire For Immediate Release Coptic Solidarity strongly condemns the arrest of Ramy Kamel, a Coptic human rights activist and social media blogger in Egypt being [...]

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Egyptian Police Raid Country’s Last Independent News Outlet

By Jared Malsin – The Wall Street Journal – President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has increased censorship in recent years and blocked access to more than 500 websites. CAIRO—Egyptian [...]

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Independent Egyptian media outlet says editor arrested

By AP — A prominent investigative media outlet in Egypt says security forces have detained one of its editors, the latest arrest amid a wider crackdown on dissent. Mada Masr, one of a shrinking [...]

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Plainclothes security raid Mada Masr office for several hours, detain 3 including Chief Editor Lina Attalah

By Mada Masr – Security forces detained three Mada Masr journalists during an afternoon raid on the paper’s offices in Cairo today, before releasing them several hours later, at around 6:15 [...]

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Egypt is jailing more journalists on ‘false news’ charges than anywhere else in the world

By Daniel Funke – Poynter – Three times more journalists were jailed this year on “false news” charges than in 2016 — and Egypt led the way. According to a new report published by the [...]

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Egypt: Proposed law to muzzle Muslim scholars and thinkers

By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah – Voice of the Copts Egyptian “democracy” is an endless comedy if you’re not suffering at the hands of it. Last month, Amr Hamroush, a graduate of Al-Ahzar Institute [...]

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Egypt’s New Media Regulations: Legislating State Control over Information

By Mai el-Sadany – The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy –  Nearly one and a half years after Egypt’s parliament voted on legislation to create three new media regulators, the [...]

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Egypt: Unprecedented crackdown on freedom of expression under al-Sisi turns Egypt into open-air prison

By Amnesty International – The crackdown on freedom of expression under Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi has reached alarming new levels unparalleled in Egypt’s recent history, [...]

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