Egypt Media in International Indices and Reports (2020)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Khaled Ashour Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-media-in-international-indices-and-reports-2020/   This report addresses the situation of the press, media, and freedom of expression in Egypt a year before issuance of the 2020 World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in April 2020. The report reviews the index’s...

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Egypt: the pandemic undermines internal stability and regional ambitions

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-la-pandemia-mina-stabilita-interna-e-ambizioni-regionali-26249 Like other countries in the region, Egypt is also committed to coping with the sudden and rampant pandemic spread of Covid-19, a health emergency that has...

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Misinfo, Disinfo, and Fake News in Egypt’s COVID-19 “Infodemic”

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/misinfo-disinfo-and-fake-news-in-egypts-covid-19-infodemic/ As early as February, the World Health Organization warned of a “massive infodemic” that was accompanying the COVID-19 outbreak. Social media and traditional media alike have been inundated with...

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EGYPT: PRISONS ARE NOW JOURNALISTS’ NEWROOMS

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  Since 2016, the Egyptian authorities have consolidated their grip on the media landscape and intensified their crackdown on journalists daring to deviate from the official narrative, Amnesty International said. This clampdown on media not only violates journalists’ right to freedom of expression, but also the...

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State Terror in Egypt: Is It Time for Accountability?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/state-terror-in-egypt-is-it-time-for-accountability/ Egyptians have been living under a cruel dictatorship since the summer of 2013. The numbers of political detainees, extrajudicial killings, deaths in prison due to torture and medical negligence, forced disappearances, and mass...

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Global tech and domestic tactics: Egypt’s multifaceted regime of information controls

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/global-tech-and-domestic-tactics-egypts-multifaceted-regime-of-information-controls/ Egyptian security agencies have effectively combined sophisticated technology purchased internationally with their own home-grown surveillance and censorship tactics to produce a...

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Ramy Kamel, Mada Masr, and Seeing Coptic Issues as Civil Liberties in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amy Fallas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/ramy-kamel-mada-masr-and-seeing-coptic-issues-as-civil-liberties-in-egypt/ On November 23 security forces arrested Ramy Kamel, a Coptic activist and founder of the Maspero Youth Union (MYU), from his home in Cairo, preventing him from accessing legal representation...

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How the Egyptian State Codifies Media Censorship

Source:  The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/how-the-egyptian-state-codifies-media-censorship/ With a raid on one of Egypt’s only independent news media outlets and the arrest of four additional journalists in just two weeks, rights groups and press freedom advocates sounded the alarm yet again regarding the...

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Egypt: World leaders must act to stop President al-Sisi’s repressive crackdown

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/09/egypt-world-leaders-must-act-to-stop-president-al-sisis-repressive-crackdown/ Ahead of further protests expected on Friday, world leaders must confront President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and utterly condemn the crackdown he has waged to counter the outbreak of protests in...

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Shoot, post and share: The viral accusations against Sisi and the military that led to Friday’s protests

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Omar Said and Rana Mamdouh Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/21/feature/politics/shoot-post-and-share-the-viral-accusations-against-sisi-and-the-military-that-led-to-fridays-protests/ Something big — that we do not yet fully understand — is happening in the halls of power. Maybe we know some of it, and will get to know more with time. Perhaps we won’t...

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Positive Economic Growth in Egypt Belies Mounting Problems

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/positive-economic-growth-in-egypt-belies-mounting-problems/ Egypt has received high marks from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for carrying out a series of difficult economic reforms and for its success as an emerging market. However, such positive trends mask a deeply...

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Egypt’s Online Repression Thwarts Both Growth and Democracy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-online-repression-thwarts-both-growth-and-democracy/ After outlawing protests and slowly dominating traditional media, the Egyptian state has embarked upon a multipronged strategy aimed at completely controlling and curtailing digital spaces...

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