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“It is important for our bilateral relations but also for the political process in North Africa that Egypt succeeds in the transition to a consolidated democracy,” Steinmeier said
Twenty journalists referred to trial, only 9 of which are Al Jazeera staff. Of the 20, 16 are Egyptian reporters.
When I got into the newsroom Tuesday morning, a heated discussion between my colleagues was ongoing about whether or not to publish Michele Bachmann’s piece (which was sent to us by her office). Most of the young democracy-passionate reporters were vehemently against publishing her, very few were for it, and our Opinion editor was quite …
Student is being investigated for contempt of religion
The organisation criticises the judges’ reaction to criticism, calling on them to “defend freedom of speech”
The Cairo-based human rights watchdog denounces fine levied on Dr Nader Farjani for article critical of government’s handling of Khaled Said’s death
Islamist channels that backed Mohamed Morsi are promptly shut down following Al-Sisi’s Wednesday night announcement
The opposition movement maintains demands for early presidential elections
Radio presenter Bahaa Al-Malky sent to investigation for hosting leading Tamarod figure
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights issued a statement condemning verdicts limiting freedoms and the public’s attitude
Osama Ghareeb discovers he received a jail sentence after it was issued
Human Rights Watch says Arabs fought for freedom, yet have so far failed to protect freedom of speech
Adel Heine’s weekly column
Calls for Salah Abdel Maqsoud’s resignation after he allegedly verbally harasses reporter
Youssef confirmed the existence of the case via his official Twitter account.
EU Foreign Affairs Chief met with President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday to discuss economic and political challenges facing Egypt
United Nation rights’ experts: the NGO draft law infringes international standards
Bassem Youssef, Essam Sultan, and Essam El-Erian are all facing trial for making ‘slanderous’ comments
Members of the newspaper have been protesting demanding better wages and contracts
Daily News Egypt speaks to Alber Saber, the atheist blogger who was imprisoned for his beliefs
Presidency denies accusations that it attempted to restrict freedoms and calls on Egyptian media ‘to create a code for professional conduct’
A perfect example is Mona Eltahawy who was arrested in New York City a few days ago. In a carefully colour-coordinated attack of spray paint and raincoat on an offensive ad in the city’s subway, Eltahawy professed to be exercising her freedom of speech.
Constituent Assembly introduces clause allowing closure of newspapers
Al Dostour Chief Editor to be freed soon, says Morsy’s spokesman, Yasser Ali
latest arrests for criticising the Sultan highlight government unease with dissent
The revolution for freedom and justice continues despite the strength of its opposition.
By AP and Daily News Egypt CAIRO: A leading media watchdog says an Egyptian military investigation of journalists and bloggers shows the country’s ruling generals are trying to muzzle the media. The journalists and bloggers are among 12 prominent figures under investigation over allegations they incited hatred against the Egyptian army and tried to overthrow the …