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Crackdown on Egypt’s Mada Masr continues over Gaza report

The crackdown on press freedom continues in Egypt, a country ranked as the world’s third-worst jailer of journalists, as the Supreme Council for Media Regulation has suspended the Cairo-based news outlet Mada Masr on Sunday for six months over allegedly “operating without a license, publishing fabricated news and inflicting harm …

9 detained in North Sinai as tribespeople demand their lands after years of displacement

Nine people were arrested in North Sinai this week, after members of the Armed Forces made arrests and fired live ammunition to break up crowds of people from the Roumailat and Sawarka tribes who had gathered on Monday in several villages in Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed to demand the right …

Egypt in the Cauldron of Gaza

The Egyptian public is outraged by the ongoing Israeli bombardment of Gaza and the potential ground offensive. Government-sanctioned protests on behalf of the Palestinians have, in the past, served as opportunities to express ordinarily stifled dissent against the Egyptian government itself—and they could do so again.

Israel’s ‘accidental’ strike on Egypt met with doubts

The official narrative in which an Israeli tank “accidentally” hit an Egyptian military post on the border with Israel over the weekend has been met with doubts in Egypt as Israel ramps up a non-stop, deadly and indiscriminate bombing campaign on the Gaza Strip for the third consecutive week.

Egypt launches crackdown on pro-Palestine activists after mass protests

Dozens of Egyptian activists and protesters have been arrested over the weekend after protests erupted, mainly in the capital, Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in support of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who have been targeted by a deadly and indiscriminate bombing campaign by Israel for over …