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RSF criticizes takeover of Egyptian media outlets by pro-state businessmen

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the increasing acquisition of Egypt’s media outlets by businessmen close to the government and intelligence services in a report issued on Tuesday, following the takeover of the privately owned Al-Hayat channel.

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Egypt campus: The students versus the regime

In the wake of the 2013 military coup, students affiliated with – and sympathetic to – the Muslim Brotherhood demonstrated in public universities to demand the return of the deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Their demonstrations turned universities into a new battleground between security forces and students as Egypt’s new rulers …

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Are private firms the answer to Egypt’s airport security?

Starting this month, security at Egypt’s airports will enter a new phase as a private security company prepares to send in their security guards to partially take over security at Cairo International Airport and Sharm el-Sheikh Airport.

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Disappeared, dead, and dismissed: AFTE records rise in students abuses as academic year ends

Disappearances, deaths, and arrests of students in Egypt’s universities have escalated towards the end of the academic year, as documented in the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression’s (AFTE) monthly reports on students’ rights.

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Who is bombing Egypt’s electricity towers?

Terrorist attacks on power plants in Egypt have escalated since the ousting of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood on July 3, 2013. Explosions took place April 15 targeting an electricity tower that provides electricity to the Egyptian Media Production City, home to the studios of many satellite stations. As a result, TV channels …

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Egypt’s Student Protests: The Beginning or the End of Youth Dissent?

Despite a postponement in the start of classes and a preemptive arrest campaign designed to forestall protest, Egypt’s university campuses saw significant demonstrations during the first week of classes in October 2014.

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