Egypt’s General Intelligence Service (GIS) is to be granted a sanctioned space in the national economy after lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that was read out to them in session.
Egypt moves to ban journalists from discussing religion after talk show host cast doubt on Quran story
The Egyptian parliament has proposed on Sunday a draft law that bans ‘non-specialists’ from discussing religion in mass media, according to local news reports.
For centuries, in the lush green fields of Egypt’s fertile Delta Valley, Egyptian farmers have always carried a deep love for the land – growing popular crops such as wheat and cotton, and putting Egypt on the map of global agriculture.
Attempted suicides may be criminalised in Egypt under a bill proposed by a MP, as the attempted suicide of one young woman grips public debate.
Egypt’s parliament sent on Wednesday an amendment to the Law on the Rights of People of Determination to the presidency for approval.
In a move that sparked the outrage of artistic freedom advocates, the parliament’s culture and media committee approved Tuesday a law amendment that gives the three syndicates the right to crack down on artistry they described as “substandard”.
Egypt’s president has ratified a law with amendments on divulging state secrets, which carries a fine of 5,000 to 50,000 Egyptian pounds ($238-2,380) and between six months and five years in prison.
Politician Zyad Elelaimy, journalist Hisham Fouad, Hossam Moanis, and three other political activists were handed lengthy prison sentences on Wednesday after an emergency state security misdemeanor court convicted them on charges of “spreading false news at home and abroad that suggested to public opinion the illegitimacy of state institutions,” according …
New law on pandemics, epidemics grants govt powers to regulate private healthcare costs, introduces penalties for publishing false information about health affairs
A new law will grant the government exceptional powers to respond to pandemics and epidemics, which are set to include prison sentences for charges of publishing false information about health affairs.
An emergency court on Wednesday sentenced former MP Ziad El-Elaimy, a prominent figure in Egypt’s 2011 revolution, to five years in jail for charges including “spreading false news”, his mother said.