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Summary: On the fourth anniversary of the celebration of “international access to information day,” the Egyptian Observatory for Journalism and Media (EOJM) published a research paper entitled “Freedom of information in Egypt...a constitutional principle without legal regulation.” In the report,...
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.
Salafīs have refused to implement the decision of the Ministry of Endowments which prohibits preaching of those who are not imāms.
The Ministry of Endowment rejected the request for a preacher license from Shaykh Yassir Burhami, deputy head of the Da’wah al- Salafiah.
A recent disclosure scandal revealed the existence of a “Controlling Apparatus of Foreign Publications and Press” that checks whether foreign books and newspapers contain any unseemly and inappropriate content, with headquarters at Tala‘at Harb in Cairo Downtown. 
In the first time in Egypt’s history the TV program called The Dancer, which organizes competitions for belly dancing among ladies worldwide has led to the anger of the Azharite Scholars.
Shaykh Abū ‘Isāc al-Huwaynī, the Salafī preacher, has called upon his followers to boycott al-Qaradāwī and stated that his fatwás are contradictory (Saīd Higāzī, al-Watan, Jan. 18, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic. 
Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights, said that the five Coptic detainees are: ‘Izat Hakīm, ‘Isá Ibrāhīm, ‘Adil Shākir, Shirīf Ramsīs, and ‘Imād Sidīq. He added that the detainees are being tortured by the Libyan Preventive Security Unit and have to be released immediately. ...
Doctor Inās ʿAbd-al-Dāyim, the Minister for Culture, confirmed that the film ‘Karma’ directed by Khālid Yūsuf will be screened in cinemas as scheduled. She stressed that in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the State respects creativity in all areas of arts, and consolidates...
On Sunday, during the plenary session of Egypt’s House of Representatives, speaker of the House Dr. ʿAli ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, said that the approved Article 2 of the draft law regulating press and media, is set forth in Part Two, ‘Freedom of the press and the media,’ and Chapter One, ‘General Provisions,’...

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