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Egypt Parliament approves inclusion of companies and unions in terrorism lists

Egyptian parliament approved by a majority of the draft law of terrorist entities lists, which provides for expanding the definition of “terrorist entity” to include new categories, such as companies and unions, under the pretext of combating “money laundering and financing terrorism.”

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Media council and Journalists Syndicate point fingers at each other for long delay in media law executive regulations

The Supreme Media Regulatory Council (SMRC) has received 284 requests to license websites, newspapers, and television channels under the terms of the new media law, according to statements by SMRC members on Tuesday. Around 198 licensing requests to register websites “failed to present the required documents for licensing,” according to …

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Cairo Court postpones lawsuit appealing against website block

Cairo’s Administrative Court deferred on Sunday the consideration into a lawsuit filed by an editor-in-chief whose media website was blocked and fined by the Supreme Media Council (SMC) last week over alleged violations. The court postponed the lawsuit until 26 May.

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Security interventions place 3 pro-govt figures on Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate council

The mid-term elections for Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate on March 15 saw Diaa Rashwan become its head and several new figures join its council. A security source and multiple journalists told Mada Masr that the security apparatus played a role in the outcome.

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Egypt targets artists in ongoing crackdown on dissent

Egyptian actors Amr Waked and Khaled Abu El Naga face accusations of “high treason” in Egypt after criticizing alleged human rights violations by the Egyptian government at a March 25 meeting with US members of Congress in Washington. Waked and Abu El Naga also used their meeting with the US lawmakers to lobby …

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