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Giza Criminal Court witnessed a tense trial in the first court session of Islām ‘Afīfi, Editor-in-Chief of the Egyptian al-Dustūr newspaper. ‘Afīfī is accused of offending the Egyptian President in the media and publishing false news that would disturb public order. The court ordered to remand ‘...
Anonymous sources stated to al-Watan that security forces arrested a new cell that is accused of espionage for a foreign country.
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.
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. 
Founder and Executive Director of the Arabic Network of Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Jamāl `Īd, writes on his twitter account:
 Israeli newspaper, Jewish Journal, drew attention to a report published by Amnesty International on World Press Freedom Day confirming that there are at least 18 journalists being detained in Egyptian prisons only because they are journalists. The report asserts, “if anyone challenges the...
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.
After more than 850 days behind bars without being charged Shawqān's trial has been postponed to February.
At a time when the Egyptian press market was still discussing the aftermath of the State Security Prosecution’s interrogation of an independent journalist on charges of spreading rumors about the president’s health, a new wave of anger stormed Egyptian society after a misdemeanor court sentenced...
Egypt’s Syndicate of Journalists and the independent newspaper al-Misrī al-Yawm embarked on taking the necessary legal procedures to have the sentence of one-year term in jail and a fine of 10,000 Egyptian pounds against each one of three journalists suspended.
Al-Usboa still writes about the freedom of press following the detention of its editor-in-chief and his brother. The paper is praising the Journalists Syndicate for criticizing the detention. The law that makes such detentions possible is criticized.
The four papers comment on the issue of the freedom of press in Egypt in light of the detention of Mustafa Bakri, Editor-in Chief of Al-Usboa, and his deputy Mahmoud Bakri.
The editor-in-chief of Al-Usboa and his deputy [his brother] have been put in prison to serve a one year sentence. They have been convicted in an action suit brought against them by the former president of the Justice Party and chairman of Al-Watan Al-Arabi newspaper, accusing them of defaming him.
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Despite modifications to the press law, there are still cases of journalists who are threatened with imprisonment and articles in the law which restrict freedom of the press.
The judges of the State Council supported the ruling that the Administrative Judiciary Court handed down in the case of al-Nabaa. It also rejected the appeal Mamdouh Mahran, the Editor-in-chief of the paper, lodged against the head of the Supreme Press Council.
The Appeal Court rejected an appeal presented by Mamdouh Mahran’s defense to change the members of the jury. It was proved to the appeal court that there was no animosity between the judge and the defendant, and therefore the appeal did not rely on real reasons.
The Emergency State Security Misdemeanor Court decided to suspend the examination of the cases against Al -Nabaa and Akher Khabar newspapers until it has made a decision concerning the request from the defense to change the members of the jury. The head of the court said that the reasons the...


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