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A view of Egyptian media from outside the snake pit

  /  January 25, 2015  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Wall Street Journal’s Matt Bradley discusses the state of post-30 June media

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Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh died near Tahrir of birdshot to the back: Forensic Authority

  /  January 25, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Socialist Popular Alliance, activists blame police for ‘excessive’ use of force

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Media ethics in post-30 June Egypt

  /  January 22, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Religious figures, actors and other irrelevant guests are hosted to discuss and analyse matters of political importance on media channels, which neither differ in conduct nor content.

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The state of the press through Egypt’s power shifts

  /  January 22, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The level of freedom of the media in Egypt was brought to headlines locally and internationally in December, when an annual roundup of violations against journalists across the world showed that Egypt is the second read the rest…

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Mohamed Soltan’s health conditions deteriorate

  /  January 21, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Activist has been on hunger strike for 360 days to protest his detention

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Leak allegedly reveals government using media to shape public opinion

  /  January 20, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Officials purportedly pick media personnel to convince people that Al-Sisi is targeted

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714 protests in Egypt in November, Islamists’ revolution and Mubarak verdict major triggers: Democracy Index

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Report warns of ‘angry’ movements and ‘violent’ state strategy next 25 January anniversary

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Investigative reporter Yaser Zayat talks about journalism in Egypt

  /  December 15, 2014  /  interviews  /  1 Comment

“It’s certainly a risky field, but this is what proves the true mettle of journalists and helps them change the world,” says Zayat

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Officials stop printing of newspaper, stoking new fears of censorship

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Al-Mesryoon issue printed after “authorities” approved and revised content, says newspaper

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Egyptian media not independent, lack professionalism: AFTE

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Nothing wrong with media supporting the government, says professor

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The fading faces of opposition media under Al-Sisi’s Egypt

  /  November 16, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Egyptian media formed Al-Sisi’s personality cult and is constantly emphasising the fight against “terrorism”

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International journalists show solidarity with Egyptian colleagues

  /  November 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Hundreds of Egyptian journalists reject recent pledge by major newspaper editors to support government’s rhetoric

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Al Jazeera appeals against ban

  /  November 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Administrative Court has banned news outlet three times on accusations of lack of neutrality

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Gag on media freedom victory for terrorism: Egyptian journalists

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Hundreds of Egyptian journalists have signed an online statement released Sunday rejecting a recent agreement between the editors in chief of several major Egyptian newspapers, in which they vowed to support the government’s anti-terrorism rhetoric. read the rest…

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Hosting of Digital Media Forum proves Egypt is important market: Weber Shandwick general manager

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

DMF wanted to hold forum in Egypt since 2012 but was waiting for stability, says Randa Nassar

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Digital Media Forum kicks off for first time in Egypt

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Cairo chosen as venue due to Egyptian market’s regional importance, says forum CEO

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TV show cut mid-air

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Show host accuses channel of stopping a reportage showing a death of a child at school, channel denies

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ANHRI condemns cut-off on live talk show

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The ministries of Housing and Education both say they had no involvement in the decision to take the show off the air

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Erdogan in no position to give lessons on democracy: Egypt

  /  September 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Turkish president has illusions of restoring the Ottoman Empire, says Egyptian foreign ministry

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Egypt redirects US military relationships

and   /  September 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Government’s anti-terrorism statements believed to be for “media consumption”, expert says

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Egypt’s media and the normality of broadcasting your phone-calls

  /  September 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Mohamed Selim  During the two past weeks, Egypt was gripped by yet another case of media sciolism. Al Kahera Wal Nas, “Cairo and the People”, a private satellite channel broadcasted from Cairo’s Media Production City read the rest…

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Lessons from the presidential elections: Egypt’s media and the upcoming parliamentary campaign

  /  September 3, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Mohamed Selim Better late than never. As every decision in Egypt is always overdue, regardless of the consequences and constitutional prerogatives, the parliamentary elections will eventually take place. The constitution stipulates, according to Article read the rest…

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Mixed media exhibit leaves history open for interpretation

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Artist Taha Belal detaches text and images from their original contexts in newspapers, magazines and books, proposing different narratives

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Reporters Without Borders beseeches Al-Sisi to ensure freedoms enshrined in constitution

  /  June 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  127 Comments

It is the president’s responsibility to ensure journalists receive the protection they need, says media freedom watchdog

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China state media calls for ‘severe punishment’ for Google, Apple, US tech firms

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Technology  /  242 Comments

US companies such as Yahoo Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc threaten the cyber-security of China and its Internet users, said the People’s Daily on its microblog, in comments echoed on the front page of the English-language China Daily.

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Press Syndicate tracks violations against journalists during elections

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Press Syndicate’s operations room has documented dozens of violations against journalists during presidential elections

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44% of presidential elections’ media coverage is ‘positive’: EOHR

  /  May 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Human rights organisation monitors coverage of presidential elections by various media outlets

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Sabahy delivers first national address on state television, vows pursuit of social justice

  /  May 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Al-Sisi meets media practitioners to discuss his presidential campaign

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Egypt’s media: Fact, fiction, and farce

  /  May 3, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Mohamed Selim Khalil The world celebrated “Press Freedom Day” 3 May. Yet, are the Egyptian journalists, reporters and media personnel joining their peers worldwide in celebrating the day? I highly doubt it. Many Egyptians, including read the rest…

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Bail denied, court adjourned for Al Jazeera journalists

  /  March 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Trial for imprisoned reporters set to resume next Monday

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