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Egypt has securitised Shi’ism, but Salafism arguably poses the greater threat

Last month, courts in Egypt ruled in favour of closing down local Shia TV channels and websites. Despite a previous decision to annul the verdict, it was overturned by the state council judiciary.

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Egypt designates numbers on WhatsApp for reporting coronavirus ‘rumors’

Egypt’s cabinet media center said on Wednesday that it has designated two numbers on the mobile call and messaging application WhatsApp for citizens to report “rumors” about the novel coronavirus, warning that those who spread false information about COVID-19 online could face legal measures under the penal code and cybercrime …

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