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Op-ed review: Press, media responsibility, control, freedom

In Sunday’s newspapers, writers reflected on more than one socio-political topic in Egypt. The issue of press freedom and regulations was tackled by two journalists in the privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper, who both made statements about a new draft law expected to be passed. Ayman Sayyad used a recent example where a media gag was imposed …

Daily News Egypt

New press law is constitutional: Egypt’s National Press Authority

The Egypt’s National Press Authority for Press, headed by Karam Gabr, said in a statement on Tuesday that the new press law is constitutional and does not include any contradicting articles. The statement said that the claims that there are articles that could bring journalist to jail, explaining that in Article 29 of the law, …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Press Syndicate members express rejection of press, media laws

Four members of the Press Syndicate’s board expressed in a letter submitted to members of the syndicate’s general assembly, their rejection of the new laws regulating the operations of media and press institutions. On Sunday, the Egyptian Parliament approved three draft laws aimed at regulating the performance of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, the …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Parliament to discuss three draft laws to regulate media, press bodies

The Egyptian Parliament, headed by Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, is to discuss on Sunday three new draft laws submitted by the cabinet to regulate Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation, the National Media Authority, and the National Press Authority. Parliament will discuss a separate law for each body, instead of one law regulating the work …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Writers review press, media situation in Egypt

Al-Masry Al-Youm celebrated its 5,000th issue, with several writers taking the opportunity to comment on the situation of the press in Egypt. Politician Amr Al-Shobaky, who writes regularly for the private newspaper, said Al-Masry Al-Youm succeeded in positioning itself among the three leading local newspapers, alongside the state-owned dailies Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar. According to him, …

Amira El-Fekki