The Tourism and Civil Aviation Committee of the Egyptian Parliament approved a draft law to reorganize the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, which included imposing fines on those who publish false information about the weather.
Sisi directs to study full judicial supervision on elections
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that he followed with interest the session of the National Dialogue Board of Trustees on Sunday.
Four years late, media regulator submits rationale for rejecting Mada Masr’s license application
When Mada Masr submitted registration paperwork in 2018 to license its website in accordance with a new media law, state authorities should have responded within 90 days to confirm or deny the request. However, there was no response.
Egypt: Former anti-corruption chief released from prison, then charged again
Egypt’s former anti-corruption chief was released from jail on Tuesday but new charges were brought against him in a new case, a government official and activists have said.
Egypt official calls for closure of prisoners of conscience file
President of Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Ambassador Moushira Khattab has called for the need to intensify efforts to close the file of prisoners of conscience “once and for all.”
Egyptian TV presenters who smear journalists at the government’s behest
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published a 27-page report entitled “President Sisi’s puppets” showing how leading pro-government TV anchors and state-controlled media in Egypt are used to launch and then amplify smear campaigns against the few journalists still critical of the government.
After the coup: Egypt’s media landscape in crisis
This article is part of The New Arab’s States of Journalism series, a sustained exploration of freedom, repression, and accountability in MENA and global media landscapes. Read more of the series’ articles here.
Rights council requests transfer for imprisoned activist Alaa Abd El Fattah to site with better health facilities
Chair of the National Human Rights Council Moushira Khattab requested on Tuesday evening that imprisoned activist Alaa Abd El Fattah be transferred to an alternative site of detention with superior health facilities.
NCHR makes 1st comment on Alaa Abd El Fattah’s hunger strike, family responds
For the first time, the newly formed National Council for Human Rights has spoken publicly on the status of imprisoned activist Alaa Abd El Fattah, who on Monday entered his 45th day on hunger strike in protest against harsh prison conditions and his deprivation of basic rights.
Two Journalists who participated in state media workers protests detained for 15 days
TV presenter Hala Fahmy and journalist Safaa al-Korbagy, two outspoken critics of senior management at the National Broadcasting Authority, appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution in recent days, according to their lawyers.