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State media regulatory bodies assume roles after meeting with president

State media regulation institutions have been established in Egypt and are expected to play a significant role in shaping media and press in the upcoming period. The state will rely on several major groups to regulate the media: the Press Syndicate, two national councils headed by a supreme council, and …

Conference at Press Syndicate voices rejection of websites blocking

A press conference was held Wednesday at the Press Syndicate, voicing rejection of the state’s recent measure of blocking over 20 news websites. The conference was held by several editors-in-chief of blocked news websites and several members of the syndicate’s board council.

Staff of blocked news outlets threaten to protest at Press Syndicate

A number of staff from local media outlets whose websites were blocked in Egypt held a meeting at Al-Bedaiah newspaper headquarters Tuesday to decide on how to escalate against the measures taken by an anonymous state authority to block online access to 21 local and Arab news websites.

Website blocks extended to include El-Borsa, DNE, Tor

The state blocked access to the websites of economy newspapers Daily News Egypt (DNE) and El-Borsa on Saturday and Sunday as part of its ongoing attempt to exercise control over online platforms. The list of blocked websites also extended to secure internet browser Tor on Saturday.