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National Referendum on Constitutional Amendments to Take Place from Saturday to Monday

President of the National Elections Authority (NEA) Lasheen Ibrahim announced on Wednesday that the national referendum on the constitutional amendments will take place from April 20 Saturday to Monday in Egypt, and from April 19 Friday to Sunday for Egyptians abroad.

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Cairo Court postpones lawsuit appealing against website block

Cairo’s Administrative Court deferred on Sunday the consideration into a lawsuit filed by an editor-in-chief whose media website was blocked and fined by the Supreme Media Council (SMC) last week over alleged violations. The court postponed the lawsuit until 26 May.

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Security interventions place 3 pro-govt figures on Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate council

The mid-term elections for Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate on March 15 saw Diaa Rashwan become its head and several new figures join its council. A security source and multiple journalists told Mada Masr that the security apparatus played a role in the outcome.

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Egypt targets artists in ongoing crackdown on dissent

Egyptian actors Amr Waked and Khaled Abu El Naga face accusations of “high treason” in Egypt after criticizing alleged human rights violations by the Egyptian government at a March 25 meeting with US members of Congress in Washington. Waked and Abu El Naga also used their meeting with the US lawmakers to lobby …

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Journalists express trepidation over press’ future following penalties list

While journalists and media personnel are wishing to amend the recently-approved media and press laws, as they believe their implementation hinders their work, a new penalty list came onto the scene to make matters worse for the profession.

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Singer Sherine banned from performing after slamming free speech clampdown in Egypt

An Egyptian singer has been banned from performing in her home country after suggesting that it does not respect free speech. A video clip circulated online shows Sherine Abdel-Wahab, during a performance in Bahrain, saying: “Here I can say whatever I want. In Egypt, anyone who talks gets imprisoned.”

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