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Egypt: Threats to Human Rights Watch Staff

On May 28, 2019, Human Rights Watch released a report, “‘If You Are Afraid for Your Lives, Leave Sinai!’: Egyptian Security Forces and ISIS-Affiliate Abuses in North Sinai,” which details the serious abuses, including war crimes, Egyptian government forces and ISIS-affiliated militants have carried out in North Sinai.

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Is Egypt hosting the African Commission to cover human rights abuses?

The timing could not have been more perfect for Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. His country will host the next session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) scheduled to take place from 24 April to 14 May 2019 at a time when Egypt ranks as one …

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Egyptian Regime Continues Takeover Of Media, Suppression Of Criticism

Since the ouster of Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi in 2013 and the rise to power of President ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi, the regime under Al-Sisi’s leadership has been acting to take control of the media and suppress all dissent, including criticism of the regime’s treatment of its opponents, its economic policies, …

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Egypt tightens control on broadcasts, foreign channels

Egypt is continuing its crackdown on the media, warning against the use of mobile communications equipment — such as news vans equipped with satellite dishes — to broadcast outside the studios of the state’s Giza-based media complex, Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC).

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The future of Egypt and uniting the youth

In the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, the shabab (youth) were the primary driving force regarding enthusiasm and action of facilitating protests and marches. This was in part due to the influx of social media usage, mainly Facebook and Twitter, and how they were utilised in not only organising on …

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Egypt justice: Freedom by day, prisoner by night

  Such probationary measures have been used expansively against political activists who criticise President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi or played a role in the 2011 uprising which led to former president Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow. The aim, rights groups suggest, is to crush dissent and make the life of Mr Sisi’s opponents …

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