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Egyptian activist, Isrāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, received a Courage Tribute Award from the World Movement for Democracy for her efforts in defending media rights, freedoms, and democracy in Egypt. The award organizers are calling to drop all charges against her in cases numbering 488 and 855.
The criminal court in Dokki [al-Duqqī], Giza, referred the lawsuit being raised by Bishop Aghāthūn, bishop of Maghāgha and al-ʿIdwah, against journalist Sāra ʿAllām to the circuit specialized in publication matters.  Aghāthūn accused ʿAllām of insulting and defaming Pope Shinūda and Pope Tawāḍrūs...
Bishop Aghāthūn, bishop of Maghāgha and al-ʿIdwah, raised a complaint with the Holy Synod in its capacity as the highest power in the Coptic Orthodox Church against Pope Tawāḍrūs II because of the pope’s comments on the bishop’s lawsuit against a journalist at one the Egyptian newspapers. 
Sāra ʿAllām is an Egyptian journalist and church affairs editor for the Egypt based “al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ” newspaper. She said that she was surprised that Bishop Aghāthūn of bishop Maghāghah and al-ʿIdwah, filed a lawsuit against her, accusing her of defamation because of her book titled “The murder...
The Syndicate of Journalists, for its part, condemned the court verdict to remand ‘Afīfī into custody until the next session (September 16) and stressed that the Syndicate will have an urgent board meeting to discuss the matter.
The public prosecution set the August 23 session to try Islām ‘Afīfī, chief editor of al-Dustūr newspaper, before the Giza Criminal Court on charges of publishing false reports slandering the president of the republic.
Grand Imām Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī had a hearing at the Giza Criminal Court regarding the lawsuit filed against two journalists.
According to the author, people have not paid a lot of attention to the lawsuit that the grand imām of the Azhar has filed against the editor in chief of al-Fajr because people did not believe that he would enter into such a personal conflict.
The Grand Imām of the Azhar is still intent on filing a law suit against the editor in chief of al-Fajr.
The recent clash between journalists and the grand Imām of the Azhar after the latter’s controversial speech, in which he demanding punishing rumor-mongers and false reporters with 80 lashes, has marked a new critical turning point in the already-strained relations between non-governmental press...
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