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“Imagine you enter a war and you capture some of the enemy’s soldiers. Those captured have now become your prisoners and one of them has a heart attack. Will you let the person die or take him to hospital? Law, religion, and humanity oblige you to take the suffering person to a hospital and safe...
This paper begins by reviewing Egypt’s post-2011 transition prior to 2013, which includes briefs on the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, the 2012 presidential elections, and unrest and sectarian violence during the period between Ḥusnī Mubārak’s overthrow and the summer of 2013.
In its 2019 report, the non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders confirmed that freedom of the press has continued to decline in a number of countries, adding that “secure” areas for journalists have become rare.
The newspaper “Mada Masr” [Madā Miṣr] said that unidentified security officers wearing civilian clothes arrested Shādī Zalaṭ, a journalist working for the newspaper, at his home early Saturday morning.  His arrest came days after he published an article about the new assignment to Russia given to...
Over the past two days, participants gathered at the Egypt Media Forum to discuss the state of journalism in Egypt and the factors, affecting its quality and production.  Under the title of “Quality Journalism: Content, Practices and Business Models,” the forum, as organized by the DEDI Media Club...
The Arab Media Freedom Monitor (an Egyptian non-profit organization) certified 41 violations of journalists’ rights and a rise in the number of blocked websites to 520 in its June report.  The violations included 13 counts related to detention and arrest, 7 counts from precautionary measures, 6...
Saudi Arabian Crowned Prince Muḥammad bin Salmān sat down with CBS’s Norah O'Donnell for another interview on the American Television Program “60 Minutes.” “60 Minutes” is known for its investigative journalism and for shedding light on many issues.  This year, O'Donnell went to Jiddah, Saudi...
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.

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