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Egyptian TV presenters who smear journalists at the government’s behest

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published a 27-page report entitled “President Sisi’s puppets” showing how leading pro-government TV anchors and state-controlled media in Egypt are used to launch and then amplify smear campaigns against the few journalists still critical of the government.

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More than 1,000 celebrities demand Egypt release Alaa Abd el-Fattah

More than 1,000 celebrities have urged UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and her US counterpart Antony Blinken to use their “diplomatic power” and help secure the release of Egyptian-British political prisoner, Alaa Abd el-Fattah.

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17-yr-old convicted of ‘prostitution’ based on social media content used to convict ‘human trafficker’ of sexually exploiting her

TikTok content creator Moka Hegazi, 17, was convicted in February of “prostitution, and inviting debauchery” by a juvenile court that leveraged photographs and video footage shared on her TikTok account to evidence the ruling, her lawyer, Aziza al-Taweel told Mada Masr.

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‘Terrible things happened here’: The battle for Egypt’s collective memory

Less than a decade after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, Tahrir Square underwent a massive facelift. Starting in September 2019, authorities invested around 150 million Egyptian pounds ($9m) to remove all memories of rebellion. Buildings were repainted, hundreds of palm trees were planted, and a new centrepiece was installed: a towering, 3,500-year-old …

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Egypt to kick off ‘national dialogue’ next month led by head of press syndicate

The Egyptian national dialogue, initiated end of April by president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will kick off during the first week of July and will be led by the head of the Journalists’ Syndicate Diayaa Rashwan, local news outlets reported on Wednesday, citing a statement by the dialogue’s administration.

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