An Egyptian parliamentarian has called for the “execution” of social media activists who criticise the state.
“Listen only to me” – Even if he had tried, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi could not have described his authoritarian military reign better. Exactly one year since he demanded the people not believe the “enemies of the nation”, the margin for freedom of speech and expression has progressively …
Egyptian authorities announced on Saturday that they have renewed the detention of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein for the fifth time. Hussein will be held for a further 45 days.
The Cairo Criminal Court, headed by judge Nagy Shehata, on Sunday decided to release three photojournalists, charged of belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB). They were to be released on probation, requiring them to come to the police station closest to their homes three days per week. However, the …
Managing editor of state owned Al-Ahram newspaper Abdel Mohsen Salama was elected on Friday as the new head of the Press Syndicate, receiving 2457 votes, while his main contender, former head of the syndicate Yehia Qallash, received 1890 votes.
As dozens of candidates gear up for the Egyptian Press Synidcate elections, the issue of imprisonment and investigations of journalists in cases of speech and publication remain a controversial issue.
In the past week, the parliament launched a campaign against two renowned press and media workers. First, parliamentary speaker Ali Abdul Aal slammed Egypt’s long-established Al-Ahram institution, sparking angry reactions from its chairperson and journalists. Second, Abdul Aal brought famous journalist Ibrahim Eissa to be investigated by the prosecution.
Two-hundred and three people held in Egyptian prisons on convictions related to illegal assembly and protest have been pardoned by presidential decree, the presidential spokesperson announced on Monday.
Former Egyptian Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Sami Anan, who supported the military coup carried out by current President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Egypt, has reportedly joined in an opposition WhatsApp group, Arab news site Moheet reported yesterday.
A citizen’s right to protest her government peacefully, a core democratic freedom, is severely restricted in most Arab countries, and Egypt is no exception. Egyptian authorities over many decades have relied upon one law in particular to suppress popular protest.