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Egypt muzzles media on US peace plan

An Egyptian government source told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that the Egyptian authorities have banned the publication of any unofficial information about the United States’ so-called “deal of the century,” particularly about the June “Peace to Prosperity” economic meeting held in Manama in partnership with Washington. 

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Will government’s new rules control fake news or control Egyptian media?

There are plenty of reasons for wanting to upgrade media professionalism in Egypt. A short list would include some of the extraordinary incidents over the past few years, ranging from false reporting that Egypt had detained the commander of the US Sixth Fleet to scenes from the Apache Air Assault video game being presented as footage of Russian …

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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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Voting in the dark: Ramming the constitutional amendments through

The National Elections Authority (NEA) announced on Tuesday that the referendum on a set of major constitutional amendments, which allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in office until 2030, passed by 88.8 percent with a 44.3 percent turnout.

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Cairo Court postpones lawsuit appealing against website block

Cairo’s Administrative Court deferred on Sunday the consideration into a lawsuit filed by an editor-in-chief whose media website was blocked and fined by the Supreme Media Council (SMC) last week over alleged violations. The court postponed the lawsuit until 26 May.

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