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Is Sisi shutting down internet freedom in Egypt?

The anti-government demonstrations that broke out in a number of Egyptian governorates Sept. 20 were met with further restrictions on the press and other media, including the blocking of several international news websites, the denial of internet access and the hindering of social networking sites.

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Security directives instruct media to attack National Council for Human Rights

Media organizations received instructions from security agencies to attack the National Council for Human Rights and its head, following a statement it published criticizing recent police violations, media sources told Mada Masr.

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SIS asks foreign media to comply with professional standards in covering Egyptian affairs

The State Information Service (SIS), headed by Diaa Rashwan, called on international media outlets, specifically their accredited correspondents in Egypt, to abide by internationally recognised professional standards in their coverage of Egyptian affairs.

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Egypt’s Media council blocks two websites for spreading fake news about Huawei

President of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation Makram Mohamed Ahmed on Saturday blocked the websites al-Akhbariya and al-Sabah News for publishing fake news about Chinese company Huawei, potentially harming Huawei’s business activities in Egypt and violating the code of journalistic ethics.

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NCHR denounces postponement of UN anti-torture conference in Cairo

Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Wednesday said it was shocked that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has postponed the anti-torture conference in Cairo scheduled for September following rights groups’ backlash against Egypt’s human rights record.

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