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Speaking at a press conference, Majdī Sābr, the Media Coordinator for the Union of Maspero Youth, said that the denigration of religion continues apace in Egypt. He castigated what he sees as the denigration of Islam saying that often, judicial rulings are levied quickly in the name of Islam while...
Austria saw a sharp rise in xenophobia in 2014 as was witnessed in the rise in reports of right-wing extremist crimes throughout the country. In addition to the rate of xenophobic feelings rising by 82% , the rate of anti-Semitic feelings rose by 57% while the rate of Islamophobia rose to 42% over...
Addressing a meeting of Arab Youth Ministers, President Sīsī reiterated the importance of drafting national strategies to seize the potential of Arab youth in different economic sectors. He also called for the ministers to engage in efforts to combat the proliferation of religious radicalism among...
The General Egyptian Agency for Books recently published an edition of its “Societal Sciences” series called “From the Secret Archives of Egyptian Culture” by Ghālī Shukrī. In the book introduction Ghālī writes, “this book is merely a drop in the sea in terms of the errors and crimes that the...
The Bani Mazār Court will deliver the verdict in the trial of four Coptic Christian students charged with contempt of religion on 25 February.
"Managing a Facebook page without a license. That was the accusation they used to detain me,” the Egyptian caricaturist Islām Gawīsh told AL Montor in an interview from the Cairo International Book Fair Feb. 2, a few hours after his release. Gawīsh was at the fair to launch volume 2 of “Al-Waraqa...
The crackdown on freedom of speech and expression continues in Egypt. This last weekend an Egyptian-German academic was denied entry and a social and political cartoonist was arrested and detained for 24 hours.
A prominent author in Egypt has been sentenced to three years in prison for contempt of religion.
Georgetown University PhD candidate Matthew Anderson went in July 2015 with Arab-West Report/Center for Arab-West Understanding to Maghagha were we met with several local people, Christians and Muslims, about the expulsion of an extended Christian family from Kafr Darwish following allegations of...
A program that provided more than three million Egyptians with free access to Internet services was abruptly shut down on Wednesday, according to Facebook, the social media company that provided the program in cooperation with Egyptian cellphone company.
Over the past two days, the Egyptian authorities have shut down an internationally respected art gallery and raided an independent publishing house in what free-speech advocates said Tuesday were the latest moves in an expanding crackdown on dissent that how includes cultural spaces popular with...
In 2015, Egyptian authorities imposed 13 publication bans, in which journalists were prohibited from reporting on certain cases until investigations into these cases had been completed.
Scholar and TV presenter Islām Al Behēri will serve a reduced sentence of one year in prison after the Misdemeanor Court of Misr al-Qadīma district, in central Cairo, announced Monday night that it will reduce the original five-year sentence issued on November 30, 2015.
The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) is preparing a list with the names of forced disappearance victims that so far include 101 victims reportedly arrested by security forces.
International reports on press freedoms from Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have ranked Egypt as the country with the second-highest number of jailed journalists in the world. 
For the second time, Egypt has extended the detention of a journalist accused of releasing false news aimed at “spreading terror” and “joining a banned group” by another 15 days pending further investigation, the detainee's family and local media said.
Among statements disclosed to Associated Press (AP), the Egyptian author `Alā' al-Aswāni said “Freedom of expression is at its lowest point, worse than in the days of Husni Mubārak.” He added, that the authorities banned him last year from appearing on TV channels or getting published in Egyptian...
Egyptian writer and journalist, Ahmad Nāji, was brought to court Saturday, where he faces trial for writing an article obtaining “obscene sexual content”, as many express solidarity with the writer.
After more than 850 days behind bars without being charged Shawqān's trial has been postponed to February.
Amnesty International has collected nearly 90,000 signatures worldwide through its petitioncalling for Egyptian photojournalist Mahmūd Abu Zaid’s release ahead of his first court session, scheduled for 12 December at Cairo Criminal Court.
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