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Chief editor of Al-Tahrir website accused of insulting judiciary, released on bail

The chief editor of the privately owned Al-Tahrir news website, Mohamed Fawzy, was questioned by the prosecution on Saturday concerning an article published by the newspaper about alleged crimes by members of the judiciary. He was released hours later on LE5,000 bail, pending further investigation.

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Four journalists suspended from work, fined over a false image of Sisi’s mother

Four journalists working in the state owned Al-Helal magazine have submitted two memorandums to both the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate and the National Press Authority (NPA) on Wednesday, appealing a decision issued earlier this week to suspend them from work for 15 days and to issue them fines between LE4,500 and …

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Police raid Masr al-Arabia office, detain editor in chief in connection to election coverage fine

Police raided the office of the privately owned Masr al-Arabia website on Tuesday evening, detaining and transporting Editor in Chief Adel Sabri to Dokki Police Station, according to Mohamed Mounir, a journalist with the publication.

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Egypt fines newspaper for ‘critical coverage of elections’

An Egyptian newspaper has been fined 150,000 Egyptian pounds ($8,527) by Egypt’s media regulatory body and is being investigated over a front-page report it published saying the state rallied voters to participate in the presidential election.

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Members of Egypt’s press syndicate council condemn detention of journalists

Members of the Egyptian press syndicate’s council have rejected what they consider an attack on the freedom of the press, which has been manifested in the past several days in a series of incidents of arrests and preventive detention as well as prison sentences handed down to journalists.

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Parliament speaker warns against organising strikes, protests

As 1,600 workers are on strike, demanding the government stop the closure of a factory of the National Cement Company, Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal warned that in the “current phase the country is witnessing,” no strikes or protests will be allowed, as reported by state-run media outlet Al-Ahram.

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Prosecution detains journalists filming Alexandria tram report for 15 days pending investigations

Alexandria’s Attarein Prosecution ordered on Saturday the detention of two journalists, Maye al-Sabbagh and Ahmed Mostafa, for 15-days pending investigations, after they were arrested Thursday in connection with filming a report on the tramway in Mansheya.

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