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AFTE files lawsuit demanding parliament sessions be broadcast live

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to enforce the live broadcast of upcoming parliament sessions, as well as to establish a website to stream and archive the recordings.

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Egypt’s new Cabinet: What changed and what didn’t?

A new Cabinet was sworn in under the leadership of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Saturday, after the resignation of Ibrahim Mehleb’s Cabinet last week amid allegations of corruption against former ministers.

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Egyptian Parliamentary Election Observation Interim Report

This report presents Democracy International’s observation and analysis of Egypt’s House of Representatives electoral process. DI observers were present in Egypt from February-May 2015 when DI suspended its in-country observation activities. The report covers the period from candidate registration until after the announcement of the delay in the electoral process, …

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Egypt’s journalists worry new anti-terror law could send them to jail

Egypt’s proposed anti-terrorism law continues to stir up controversy under the critical eye of journalists and human rights groups who say it violates the constitution and seeks to squelch freedom of the press. 

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NGOs, NCHR demand revision, participation in drafting anti-terror law

Human rights organisations in Egypt have continued to address the government regarding the new anti-terrorism law to be issued. The new law hich gained public notoriety following journalists’ outrage at Article 33 of the law, which allows for the imprisonment of those who publish information from sources other than the …

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