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Egypt: Corruption arrests by ACA

Egypt has recently witnessed a wave of corruption incidents. The first incident occurred at Damanhur University, where the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) arrested several people, including President of Damanhur University Dr Obaid Saleh. Saleh’s arrest came on account of charges for receiving a sum of four million EGP for taking …

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Egypt third-most prolific jailer of journalists as worldwide total for 2021 hits record high: CPJ

The number of journalists jailed around the world hit a new record in 2021, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday, with Egypt coming in as the third biggest jailer of media workers in the world.

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Egyptian law grants syndicates judicial powers over artists

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”.

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Egypt appoints first woman president of National Council for Human Rights

The Egyptian parliament announced Oct. 4 the formation of the National Council for Human Rights headed by Ambassador Moushira Khattab, according to Law No. 97 of 2017. The new council is expected to start working once Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approves its new formation to the council.

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