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Concerns are dominating the media establishment after a decision to close down the al-Farā’īn channel owned by Tawfīq ‘Ukāshah following accusations of instigation against the president of the republic and the confiscation of an issue of al-Dustūr newspaper for nearly the same reason.
In an attempt to confront the repeated attacks on the freedom of the media the “Higher Committee for Opposing the ‘Brotherhoodization’ of the press and media, is to meet [Reviewer: no date mentioned] to discuss attempts to close down satellite TV channels and newspapers because of their opposition...
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.
Egyptian authorities released on Sunday human rights activist Mālek `Adlī and journalist Badr. Charges filed against `Adlī on 'dissemination of false information' and 'affiliation to an illegal organization' were dropped, whereas, Badr, who faces the same charges, still has to be tried.  
In his column entitled “Press Freedom And A Legislative Reform”, lawyer ,Bahā' Abu Shaqqa writes that the legislative system requires a reform that guarantees the freedom of press endorsed in Egypt's constitutional rights, in which all Egyptians, whether natural or legal persons, whether they are...
 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...
15 Egyptian independent newspapers refused to publish their publications on October 7, 2007. Other newspapers criticized the gesture and its motivations, choosing instead to express themselves “positively.” Freedom of the press is a pivotal issue in Egyptian media nowadays.
In December 1976, Mamdouh Salem, then Minister of Interior, issued a decision to cancel censorship on books and newspapers. This was one way President Sadat aimed at presenting himself as democratic. The editors and the managers of the newspapers were appointed by the president himself and thus...
Anyone who reads the declarations of emigrant Copts and the declarations of the centers adjoined to them thinks that Egypt is an apartheid society like South Africa in the past. Some might even think that every Muslim in Egypt carries an machine-gun on his shoulder all the time to deal with any...
A jailed Kuwaiti professor and newspaper columnist was taken to hospital with an irregular heartbeat after a four-day hunger strike to protest his imprisonment for blasphemy against Islam, supporters said on October 10.
The arrest of Ahmed Baghdadi, head of Kuwait University’s Political Science Department and a newspaper columnist, on blasphemy charges has triggered a war of words between the country’s influential Islamists and liberals. While liberals criticized the sentence for being an alleged infringement of...
Sheikhh Abdul Mun’em Abu Zant, detained three times last week for breaching the Sermons Law, once again defied a ban on his preaching activities and delivered a political sermon on Friday.
Two prominent supporters of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas recently withdrew from the Hamas Solidarity Committee in protest against what they described as the Muslim Brotherhood’s soft handling of the recent arrest of Hamas leaders.
Top police officials have called on the press to establish closer cooperation with the authorities to deal with domestic violence and crimes.
His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday expressed his deep belief in the freedom of expression but urged journalists to be objective and responsible in their coverage of events and avoid exploiting their freedom in any way that might harm Jordan’s interests.
The US State Department released its annual report on the state of human rights in Egypt stating: "The government continued to commit numerous serious human rights abuses, although its record improved somewhat over the previous year."
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