The media in Egypt is in a state of chaos. Sensationalism, propaganda, unverified facts, and state control strip the fourth estate of its role. But how can the profession be “fixed”? Is a new regime needed, or can down-top approaches be a solution?
Egypt has dropped two places on the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The organization reports that Egypt, which now ranks 161 out of 180 states, is “One of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists.”
State-owned press to revive print publications, support journalism in Egypt: National Press Organization
Karam Gabr, head of the newly-formed National Press Organization, said the organization will select leaders of state-owned press institutions who will work specifically to increase employee satisfaction and support the nation.
Egypt’s media is often in the news itself as it has faced one government crackdown after another over the years. The idea of a free press in Egypt is often seen as a paradox. The recently elected president of the Egyptian Journalists’ Union, who is affiliated with the regime, now faces the thorny task …
The Press Syndicate will host a general assembly on Friday to vote for a new syndicate head and six council members.
Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified on Wednesday a law that establishes a media workers’ syndicate, expanding the scope of regulation over various media channels.
Parliament on Wednesday passed a new law introducing new regulations for press and media institutions with a two-thirds majority.
Parliament’s media and culture committee passed a bill regarding the formation of media regulators on Monday. While a unified media law has long been anticipated in Parliament following several rounds of drafting, amendments by the government and a specialized media committee, the bill has seemingly been divided into several parts, causing …
For the second time, the Court of Urgent Affairs decided it was not within its specialization to rule in a lawsuit demanding the placement of a judicial guardianship over the Press Syndicate.
“A syndicate for journalists is established in the United Arab Republic as a legal entity, its headquarters in the city of Cairo. It may establish branches in governorates by decision of the syndicate’s board.” This was the first article of the Press Syndicate’s law 76 issued in 1970, which was …