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

  /  November 16, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

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  /  99 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  /  148 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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Detainee dies of electrocution

  /  February 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Detainees’ conditions in Egyptian jails worsen

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Egypt ranks 159th of 180 countries in 2014 World Press Freedom Index

  /  February 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  8 Comments

Egypt’s media underwent a “Brotherisation” and “Sisification” in 2013, according to a new report from Reporters Without Borders

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Gulf states step up policing of online media: watchdog

  /  February 12, 2014  /  Technology  /  1 Comment

Kuwait topped the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on the press freedom list but dropped 14 points to rank 91st worldwide.

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Media Culpa

  /  February 10, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Mohamed Selim If I had my druthers, the first thing I would have done on the evening of 11 February 2011, would be to restructure and regulate Egypt’s media. Its current state of discord, read the rest…

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European Union latest to condemn crackdown on journalists

  /  February 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

EU voices concern over limitations on media freedom

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UN Human Rights Office urges release of all imprisoned journalists

  /  February 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

International criticism of the decision to try 20 Al Jazeera employees continues to pour in

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Detained American journalist released

  /  January 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

An American translator detained in Cairo since last Wednesday was released from police custody on Sunday afternoon, while his roommate filmmaker Hossam Meneai was ordered to be held an additional 15 days pending investigation. Meneai, read the rest…

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Conditions deteriorate for Egypt’s journalists

  /  January 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  9 Comments

Members of the press face increased arrests, attacks

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Eleven attacks on journalists during referendum coverage: AFTE

  /  January 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Organisation calls on state to abide by ratified international treaties and conventions

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Business Media Group organises energy conference

  /  January 19, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The conference will discuss Egypt’s energy situation and will seek to find alternative energy methods

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