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Egyptian Regime Continues Takeover Of Media, Suppression Of Criticism

Since the ouster of Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi in 2013 and the rise to power of President ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi, the regime under Al-Sisi’s leadership has been acting to take control of the media and suppress all dissent, including criticism of the regime’s treatment of its opponents, its economic policies, …

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Egypt tightens control on broadcasts, foreign channels

Egypt is continuing its crackdown on the media, warning against the use of mobile communications equipment — such as news vans equipped with satellite dishes — to broadcast outside the studios of the state’s Giza-based media complex, Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC).

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Voting in the dark: Ramming the constitutional amendments through

The National Elections Authority (NEA) announced on Tuesday that the referendum on a set of major constitutional amendments, which allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in office until 2030, passed by 88.8 percent with a 44.3 percent turnout.

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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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