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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.
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:
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.
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.
The author discusses different viewpoints on the draft law related to press freedom and states that the removal of the article that prescribes punishment for alleged cases of defamation is a positive step towards democracy.

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