The chairman of Egypt’s biggest-selling state-owned newspaper, Al-Ahram, resigned Wednesday after protesting about interference in the running of the publication.
Egyptians took to social media outlets to voice their concerns and outrage after local news outlets reported that Parliament will discuss a draft law on imposing a monthly subscription fee for those who use Facebook in Egypt.
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.
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.
A Criminal Court in Alexandria has issued on Wednesday a 10-year prison verdict in absentia against Rights Lawyer Mohamed Ramadan, the sentence will be followed by a five-year house arrest and ban of using social media networks.
Abdel Rehim Ali, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Al-Bawaba News issued a statement on Monday regarding the suspension of Tuesday’s issue of the newspaper, for the second day in a row.
Egypt’s authorities suspended Monday’s issue of the privately owned Al-Bawaba newspaper after it published a front-page editorial blaming the Interior Ministry for the two Palm Sunday bombings targeting churches in Tanta and Alexandria, the newspaper announced on Sunday.
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 …
A misdemeanour court sentenced controversial TV anchor Ahmed Moussa to six months in prison and a LE40,000 fine for airing private phone calls, lawyer Hamdouh Gamil told Mada Masr.