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After being approved by Parliament, heated debate on media new law

The newly-approved draft law which aimed to regulate the National Press Authority (NPA) and the National Media Authority (NMA), caused a state of controversy among journalists and raised several questions on whether it will preserve their rights or impose more restrains over media in Egypt.

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Egypt’s draft labour law to establish new courts to expedite adjudication

The labour committee of parliament concluded a discussion on the new draft labour law which includes 276 articles. It provides each profession an official framework and entity. The draft law was referred to the general session and is pending discussion and approval. Meanwhile, internal elections of Egyptian trade unions started …

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Egypt holds labor union elections amid accusations of government interference

Following a 12-year hiatus, labor union elections kicked off May 23 amid accusations that the Egyptian government is excluding independent labor organizations’ leaders from the electoral race in a bid to have the upper hand on labor unions, which caused a headache for the regime in the wake of the January 25 …

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Doctor dismissed, sentenced to one year in prison over disagreement with local prosecutor

A doctor at the 10th of Ramadan Health Insurance Hospital was sentenced to one year in prison and dismissed from his position by a Sharqiya court on Wednesday. According to the order issued by the 10th of Ramadan Misdemeanors Court, physician Mohamed Hassan’s verdict may be suspended, pending the payment …

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Detained Egyptian journalist receives UNESCO award

“The world has not forgotten [Shawkan],” Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, May 3, in an address at a ceremony in Accra awarding the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize to the Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, better known as Shawkan. Akufo-Addo called on the individuals and institutions fighting …

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Under siege: To be a journalist in Egypt

Nine years ago, 29-year-old Ahmed Khalaf started working as a culture journalist for the news website of a state-owned newspaper. His salary, however, did not cover the fare for his son’s school bus.

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