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A recent disclosure scandal revealed the existence of a “Controlling Apparatus of Foreign Publications and Press” that checks whether foreign books and newspapers contain any unseemly and inappropriate content, with headquarters at Tala‘at Harb in Cairo Downtown. 
Dr. ‘Ibrahīm Nigm, the advisor to the Grand Muftī, announced that Dār al- Iftā is  launching an international campaign that will urge the international media not to use the term the “Islamic state” and rather to say the “state of Qā’idah offshoots.”
On Sunday, during the plenary session of Egypt’s House of Representatives, speaker of the House Dr. ʿAli ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, said that the approved Article 2 of the draft law regulating press and media, is set forth in Part Two, ‘Freedom of the press and the media,’ and Chapter One, ‘General Provisions,’...
In statements disclosed to the Egyptian Extra News TV channel, MP and president of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, Makram Muḥammad Aḥmad, said that freedom of the press in Egypt is uncontrolled, and it is the task of the Supreme Media Regulatory Council to establish appropriate controls...
The commentary was written on the author’s own initiative and is based on his own experiences. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Arab-West Report’s editorial policy. Comments were made about security in Siwa oasis.
On Wednesday, Egypt’s Supreme Media Regulatory Council filed a lawsuit to the Attorney-General requesting the investigation of al-Maqāl newspaper editor-in-chief, Ibrahīm `Īsa, for six articles published by the latter.
Via his personal account on Twitter, Ramaḍān said, “Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā’s absence from the screen is a big loss for the media and constitutes a negative indicator for the future of freedom in Egypt… In solidarity with Ibrāhim even if I disagree with some of his opinions… What a loss.”
Dr. ʿAlī ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, President of the Egyptian House of Representatives, confirmed that Parliament is the only party responsible for the issue of determining naval borders between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.  He added that he did not ask for the suspension of Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā’s program, during his...
On May 24, 1960, Egypt's President Jamāl `Abd al-Nāsser (1954-1970) nationalized the press in Egypt. All privately owned press organizations had to hand their ownerships to the Egyptian Government, who eventually, appointed the editors-in chief.
Egypt's Al-Hussainī Abu Daif Committee To Protect Journalists called for a candlelight vigil at the Press Syndicate on Tuesday to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of young journalist Mayāda Ashraf who died while covering clashes between Egyptian police and supporters of the Muslim...
The crisis between Egypt's Press Syndicate and the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) escalated after the latter had banned reporters from entering its headquarter. Reporters, who had come to cover news on the NCHR's case concerning the renewal of its accreditation, considered the ban 'an...
Dr. ʿAlī ‘Abd al- ‘Aal, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, expressed his great appreciation for the work of the parliamentary editors in conveying the activities of the Parliament to the public with all impartiality and sincerity.
Al-Ahram organized a seminar on the sidelines of the discussion sparked by the draft bill on the unified law for the regulation of press and media. The seminar featured prominent Egyptian journalist, media figures and political analysts who also contributed to the formula of the draft bill. 
In her interview with Radio Misr, since her appointment as the President of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union Safā’ Ḥijāzī said that Freedom of expression is guaranteed to all but must be accompanied by responsibility.
The Press' Syndicate demanded that the security services seriously and immediately investigate in two cases of the random arrest of journalists from a coffee shop and also in raiding the houses of ʿAmr Badr and Maḥmūd al-Saqqā. 
The Egyptian Parliament has recently come under fire as the members of the House of Representatives clearly demonstrated that they do not accept criticism in all its forms, and clash with the detractors.  
Writer Jamal Fahmī, former Undersecretary of the Press Syndicate, said that the current syndicate law has to be developed. Fahmī advocates this development in syndicate law because it does not match the current circumstances, which call for amending the regulations of the membership of the...
The Head of the Press Syndicate, Yahyá Qallāsh, said that the Syndicate is in a race against time for the completion of the unified press and media law. The law will then be submitted to the government before it is sent to the parliament in less than two weeks. 
The Federation Of Arab Journalists (FAJ) held a press conference on Sunday to present its report on the condition of press freedom in the Arab world from 2015 to 2016. At the commencement of the meeting, the participants stood in silent tribute for colleague journalists killed in the line of duty.
Egypt’s Press Syndicate organized for the second day its fifth General Conference Under the title "Towards a legislative environment". The conference is organized in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee, with the participation of many writers and journalists to discuss and debate all matters relating...

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