The crackdown on press freedom continues in Egypt, a country ranked as the world’s third-worst jailer of journalists, as the Supreme Council for Media Regulation has suspended the Cairo-based news outlet Mada Masr on Sunday for six months over allegedly “operating without a license, publishing fabricated news and inflicting harm …
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Independent Egyptian news website Mada Masr has been referred to the country’s public prosecutor, and had its website blocked for six months, according to the online newspaper.
Opposition parties in Egypt have said individuals seeking to support candidates to stand against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi have been obstructed from doing so.
Several new candidates have announced their intentions to run for the upcoming presidential elections, including current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
As the Egyptian Presidential elections approach, which will be held between 10-12 December 2023, the country’s debt crisis continues to deepen and questions about the future of the regime loom large.
Egypt will hold a presidential election at the end of the year, with results expected by mid-December, or January in the event of a run-off vote.
The Egyptian presidential elections will be held outside Egypt on December 1-3 and inside Egypt on December 10-12, the head of the National Elections Authority Walid Hamza announced during the National Elections Authority’s press conference on Monday.
Egypt’s upcoming presidential election timetable will be officially declared on Monday 25 September amid speculation that the vote will be brought forward.
The head of Egypt’s state-backed National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) has sparked criticism online after comparing a prison complex to luxury accommodation.
There is anticipation in the press and human rights community in Egypt regarding the information circulation law, its clauses that are up for discussion and its potential approval by the Egyptian Parliament over the next few months.