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.
Several senior state officials called for greater restrictions on Egypt’s media after the coordinated bombings on Palm Sunday that targeted the churches of St. George in Tanta and St. Mark in Alexandria, killing 45 people and injuring more than 120 others.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announce in a presidential decree yesterday the formation of three media and press bodies with two figures known for their roles under now-ousted president Hosni Mubarak appointed heads of the bodies.
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 …
Egypt’s judges on Sunday reaffirmed their opposition to amending the Judicial Authority Law, a draft currently being looked into by the parliament.
Since 2013, Egypt’s new authoritarian government has systematically widened its repression of the opposition to targets beyond the Islamist spectrum.
It has been 100 days since Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein was arrested and detained by the Egyptian authorities.
In its first official statement since the election of its new president, the Press Syndicate—now led by Abdel Mohsen Salama—announced Sunday that it demands investigations into the violations committed by the Ministry of Interior when it stormed the syndicate on 1 May 2016.
The Journalists Syndicate held on Sunday an urgent meeting to mull the trade union and legal measures that should be taken after issuance of the suspended one-year sentence against former Syndicate Chief Yehia Qallash; syndicate secretary Gamal abdel Rehim; and former Head of the Freedoms Committee at the syndicate Khaled …
An Egyptian appeals court suspended a jail sentence on Saturday against the former head of the journalists’ union for harbouring colleagues wanted by authorities and for spreading false news, judicial sources and a lawyer said.