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How far is Egypt willing to go to have strong grip on media?

Brig. Gen. Mohamed Samir, a former spokesman for the Egyptian armed forces, assumed the position of director general at Al-Aseema Television Network Jan. 15, which sparked much controversy in the Egyptian street, raising questions as to the future of Egyptian media. Does this step mean that the executive branch will …

Badie, Beltagy issued 10-year jail terms

An Egyptian military court today sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and leading figure Mohamed El-Beltagy to ten years in prison each and issued varying prison terms to 311 other defendants on charges relating to the storming of an Ismailia court complex in 2013, legal sources revealed.

Egypt appoints army official as chairman of state silo company

Egypt’s Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Mohammad Ali Meselhy has appointed the Armed Forces Major General Sherif Adel Bassili as the new chairman of the Egyptian Holding Company for Silos and Storage as an initial step to forming a new board for the company, ministry sources revealed.

The Military, the Media and Public Perceptions in Egypt: Communication and Civil-Military Relations

Following the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak in January 2011, and more markedly after the July 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s military assumed a new role in national politics.