When Mada Masr submitted registration paperwork in 2018 to license its website in accordance with a new media law, state authorities should have responded within 90 days to confirm or deny the request. However, there was no response.
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.
After the coup: Egypt’s media landscape in crisis
This article is part of The New Arab’s States of Journalism series, a sustained exploration of freedom, repression, and accountability in MENA and global media landscapes. Read more of the series’ articles here.
Two Journalists who participated in state media workers protests detained for 15 days
TV presenter Hala Fahmy and journalist Safaa al-Korbagy, two outspoken critics of senior management at the National Broadcasting Authority, appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution in recent days, according to their lawyers.
Egypt TV workers demand pay justice as state media star dims
Egypt’s state television workers are protesting over the failure of employers to pay their bonuses over several years, bringing into focus the financial problems facing state media in the country.
Dozens of state media employees questioned, penalized over ongoing protests
Dozens of state media workers have been subjected to an internal investigation and punitive measures over the past week amid ongoing demonstrations to protest working conditions, low wages and years of overdue bonus payments.
‘Sovereign entity’ intervening in state media workers strike
A “sovereign” government entity has intervened in protests for overdue wage payments held by state media workers at the Maspero building in downtown Cairo, according to Khaled al-Sobky, the head of the union committee for economic sector workers at the National Broadcasting Authority.
State media employees protest working conditions, overdue payments
Thousands of state media workers joined a third consecutive day of demonstrations on Tuesday at the Maspero building, the headquarters of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, to protest working conditions, low wages and years of overdue bonus payments.
Egypt’s journalist union rejects membership of dozens of journalists
Dozens of Egyptian journalists who have applied for membership in their professional union have been rejected without a reason, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported.
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.