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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.
A few days ago, the Shūrá [Consultative] Council discussed a draft law on amending some articles of the penal code pertaining to publication-related cases. A large number of journalists staged a sit-in in protest against the proposed amendments, describing them as a setback to the freedom of...
In a series of articles the author discusses the issue of journalists’ demands to have the penalty of imprisonment for publishing-related charges removed and the need to include certain criteria into legislative debates over this draft law, such as guaranteeing journalists’ rights of free...
The article focuses on the referral of Sawt al-Umma journalists to the criminal court over accusations that they slandered judges by publishing a so-called black list of judges involved in rigging the last parliamentary elections.
The Editor-in-Chief of Al-Nabaa was put under guard in the hospital where he is being treated from a heart attack. He stated that his defense would request that the implementation of his three-year prison sentence be stopped because of his health condition and for the good of his work.
The Editor-in-Chief of Al-Nabaa stressed that he did not [mean to] hurt the feelings of Copts [by publishing pornographic photos of an expelled monk] and that he did not mean to cause any division between the children of the one nation. He also stressed that Al-Nabaa was not a sexual paper.
The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court postponed the examination of the appeal lodged by the editor-in-chief of Al-Nabaa, in which he asked for cancellation of the judgment given by the Administrative Court that withdrew Al-Nabaa’s license and stopped it from being issued.
The defense of the editor in chief of Al-Nabaa said that the sentence his client was given did not include the words "with labor"-which means that he can serve the sentence either in the prison or outside it.
A new Kuwaiti press law prohibits the imprisonment of journalists.
Tharwat Fathy examines the freedom of journalists in Egypt, given that last month, a Cairo court sentenced Abdel-Nasser al-Zuheiri, a journalist with al-Masri al-Youm, to one year in prison.


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