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Belahmar blocked, bringing total number of blocked websites to 127

Access to leftist website Belahmar was barred on Egyptian internet service providers on Monday, 60 days since the first blockages, bringing the total number of inaccessible websites to 127 according to data compiled by the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE).

420 Surveillance cameras, electric gates to be installed in Hurghada following stabbing attack

“Hurghada will be under electronic surveillance,” stated Governor of the Red Sea governorate Ahmed Abdallah, as he announced that last month’s agreement with the Telecommunications Ministry to install 420 surveillance cameras in the resort town would be supplemented and expedited.

Egyptian government bypasses ISPs to block access to websites: Telecommunications Ministry source

The block in access to 101 websites in Egypt carried out since May 24 has been undertaken as a centralized decision by the Egyptian government rather than by the country’s internet service providers (ISP), according to a high ranking source in the Communication and Information Technology Ministry.

Egypt: Intensifying Repression of Basic Freedoms

Egyptian authorities in recent weeks have arrested at least 50 peaceful political activists, blocked at least 62 websites, and opened a criminal prosecution against a former presidential candidate, Human Rights Watch said today. The actions are further closing any remaining space for free expression.

Laying the foundations for a totalitarian state

Over the next few months, the Egyptian regime is going to face a number of domestic challenges it has preempted and started to prepare for by initiating repressive legal and political campaigns.