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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.

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Egyptian law grants syndicates judicial powers over artists

In a move that sparked the outrage of artistic freedom advocates, the parliament’s culture and media committee approved Tuesday a law amendment that gives the three syndicates the right to crack down on artistry they described as “substandard”.

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‘7 years of abundance’ — The unusual media campaign celebrating Sisi’s anniversary

The headlines emblazoned across nearly all state and private newspapers in Egypt today, June 30, are emblazoned with praise for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and laud the “new republic,” a term Sisi himself used in a speech several months ago to describe the scope of his ambition to transform Egypt.

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