Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author: Mai El-Sadany
Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypts-new-media-regulations-legislating-state-control-over-information/
Nearly one and a half years after Egypt’s parliament voted on legislation to create three new media regulators, the country’s legislative body had been expected to pass a law to more broadly govern the practice of media and journalism. However, on June 10 and 11, 2018, the House of Representatives shocked observers by issuing and voting on three new media draft laws meant to entirely overhaul the previous legal scheme. The draft Law Regulating the Press, Media, and the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR); the National Press Authority Law; and the National Media Authority Law have been approved by the House and are currently being reviewed by the State Council for constitutionality.
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