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Salafīs have refused to implement the decision of the Ministry of Endowments which prohibits preaching of those who are not imāms.
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...
‘Umar ‘Alam al-Dīn writes about preventing hijāb-wearing women from entering beaches in Egypt.
Fahmī Huwaydī criticizes a document that has been issued by Arab information ministers concerning TV satellite channels, believing that it will censor freedom of expression.
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.
The conference on "The freedom of expression of public opinion" started yesterday in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Participants in the conference will discuss a number of research papers about the freedom of expression, publishing rights, and censorship on public opinion and future challenges facing...
Baheb al-Sima triggered a debate on the Church’s role in supervising artistic material. While clergymen demanded that the Church be consulted on works relating to religion in any way, representatives of the Censorship Authorities rejected the role of religious institutions, whether they represent...
Signs of a new crisis have jumped to the front of the cultural arena in Egypt and have revived the scenario of confrontation between the Azhar institutions and liberal intellectuals. The most bizarre incident is the banning of Nawal Al-Sa'adawi's "Soqout Al-Imam" [The Fall of the Imam] that was...
The new law that gives the authority of judicial seizure to the Azhar triggered much fear that it will promote the authority of the Azhar and threaten freedom of expression. The Minister of Justice, Farouq Seif al-Nasr, said that the decision is not targeted at literary books, and such books would...
After a long-standing ban, stretching almost half a century, the controversial ’Awlād Hāritnā’ by Najīb Mahf?z has been published in Egypt.
Muhammad Salmāwī cites his conversation with Najīb Mahf?z regarding the publication of his novel ’ Awlād Hāratinā.’
Prof. Andreas van Agt explained great changes in the cultural climate of north-western Europe in the pasty decades, becoming more hostile to religion and certainly not only Islām. Muslims needs to understand those changes in order to be able to respond better to European critique on Islām and the...
In an interview, Egyptian writer Muhsin Muhammad defends Rose al-Yūsuf against the Takfīr thesis that he considers to be null and void. Muhammad denounces the lack of liberty in Egyptian reality and foretells the coming of liberalism against the religious current.
The author suggests in this article that the government is targeting the independent newspapers because their professional performance has disclosed the "national" press and stirred public opinion against corruption.
The article deals with the issue of imprisonment of journalists, namely Ibrāhīm ‘Īsā, the former editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper al-Dustūr, as the author suggests that the government is partially in favor of jailing independent and partisan journalists.
Egyptian police confiscate a book allegedly upon the Azhar’s request. The book criticizes "modern shaykhs" and supports woman’s leadership in prayers.
A study was conducted on the private press in Egypt, which discusses the development of press legislation, press funding resources and the diversity of press ownership.
The review deals with a court ruling against Mustafá Bakrī, the editor-in- chief of al-Usbū‘ newspaper, sentencing him to six months in prison for "slandering Hishām Tal‘at," when he accused him of falsely claiming to be a journalist and issuing his newspaper Misr al-Fatāh without prior...
Jordanian poet Ibrāhīm Nasr Allāh faces trial and possibly imprisonment for a collection of poems that were first published 23 years ago, because of accusations that they may instigate commotion and undermine the country’s stability.

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