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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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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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Egypt muzzles media on US peace plan

An Egyptian government source told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that the Egyptian authorities have banned the publication of any unofficial information about the United States’ so-called “deal of the century,” particularly about the June “Peace to Prosperity” economic meeting held in Manama in partnership with Washington. 

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