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Egypt bans editors from publishing Al-Azhar’s view on US ‘peace plan’

Egyptian authorities have informed newspaper editors that they must refer to the US proposal to bring peace to the Middle East, dubbed the “deal of the century” as a “peace plan” and not to carry Al-Azhar’s comments about the plan.

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Egypt journalist’s life in danger after torture

The life of political prisoner and journalist Solafa Magdy is in danger as her health continues to deteriorate. Magdy was arrested in November along with her husband Hossam Al-Sayyad and a third journalist, Mohamed Salah, from a café in Cairo, and accused of disseminating false news and joining a banned …

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How artistic freedom of expression shrinks in ‘new’ Egypt

The Jan. 25, 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak unleashed a creative revolution with the spontaneous emergence of a variety of art forms: graffiti, street performances, underground music and satirical online videos. Much of the revolutionary art was a form of protest against social injustice and repression, but it also acted as a visual commentary on the dramatic developments that were …

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