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  Minister of Information Salāh ‘Abd al-Maqsūd said a new law is under way to set up a national media council comprising representatives of all active political groups in the society to replace the media council, adding he would be the last minister of information.
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...
According to the rules of international law, the State is defined as having population, a territory and a sovereign government. Three powers oversee legislation, the enforcement of the law and its subsequent implementation. One of the most important criteria for distinguishing between the different...
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...
After a long break away from official Egyptian TV, the celebrated Muslim TV Evangelist Amr Khaled is back with his own weekly show, hosting “Bukra Ahla” (Tomorrow is Better), a program whose first episodes have sought to raise hopes and encourage viewers to come up with ideas to rebuild post-...
This article was first published in: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/marchweb-only/behindegyptrevolution.html Editor AWR: Paul-Gordon Chandler gives a good picture of Christian and Muslim cooperation which does exist but he neglects the negative examples and thus his presentation has...

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