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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.
Egyptian security forces arrested two people on Wednesday on charges of creating and administrating more than 20 anti-government Facebook pages.
Security personnel arrested Isma`ĭl Iskandarānī, a journalist and human rights activist, at Hurghāda airport late Sunday, security sources told Al-Masrī Al-Yawm.
Journalists, intellectuals, and public figures called to change part of Article 98 in the press law, during a conference entitled “No To Inquisition” in the Press Syndicate on Tuesday.
The Egyptian military on Tuesday released the journalist Hūsām Bahgat, hours beore planned demonstrations in Cairo, London and other cities to call for his freedom.
When Jon Stewart appeared on Bāsem Yūsuf's satirical news Al Bernāmeg in 2013, he told his Egyptian host that satire “doesn't get me into the kind of trouble it gets you into.”
The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) affirmed Monday that reforming the legislative and regulatory structure of the press and the media in Egypt is the only way to avoid cases where breaches of privacy rights conflict with freedom of expression and the public's right to...
A journalist and the editor-in-chief of a newspaper run by state-owned Akhbār al-Yawm news organization were referred to a criminal court on Saturday for publishing and writing an article with “obscene sexual content”.
Freedom House classified Egypt as “not free” with regards to freedom on the internet from June 2014-May 2015 in its latest report released on Tuesday.
Egyptian actor and screenwriter, Tāmer `Abd al-Mon`īm refused to enter alterations on his new movie “Al-Moshachassātī 2” (the Impersonate), after the Egyptian Censorship suggested `Abd al-Mon`īm should use aliases for the ousted president Muhammad Mursi, Muslim Brotherhood leader Khayrat Al-Shāter...
In the world of journalism, ethics is not always prevalent. That is why it is so important that the media watch organizations such as iMediaEthics and Arab-West Report that are critical of media for violating principles of good and ethical media reporting.
Foreign Policy, The New York Times, Daily News Egypt and al-Bawaba news all report about the ban on reporting on the killings of Mexican tourists in Egypt’s Western desert. There is growing public anger against the absence of transparency and increased media gags.
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