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High Administrative Court blocks YouTube for one month

Egypt’s High Administrative Court ordered on Saturday blocking access to the video-sharing website YouTube for a month over allegedly publishing videos that “insult” Islam’s prophet Muhammad. The ruling cannot be appealed. The case was filed against Prime Minster Sherif Ismail, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El-Kady, and the head of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority …

Fatma Lotfi

Op-ed review: Talk on economy continues, Ramadan media content

As the holy month of Ramadan started last week, annual TV series are often the subject of commentary in the media and discussion on social media. In state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, two op-eds tackled the issue. To Adel Sabry, these series shift people’s attention from the purpose of the holy month, which should be focused on …

Amira El-Fekki

Palestinians stage protest after detainee dies in detention

Several Palestinians demonstrated at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Sunday to protest the death of Palestinian prisoner Aziz Oweisat due to medical negligence, according to the Palestine News Agency. The demonstration was attacked by Israeli police using clubs, tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets, causing several injuries and forcing the protesters to disperse. Oweisat, …

Daily News Egypt

Al-Wafd Party deputy head quits, joins Nation’s Future Party

Hossam El-Khouly, deputy head of Al-Wafd Party, announced on Monday that he will submit his resignation letter to the party’s head, Bahaa Abu Shoqa. El-Khouly explained in press statements that he never wished to quit the party that he has been a member of for 34 years without facing any disputes. He added that he …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Reflections on economic effects on people

Last week, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held a conference which included sessions to debate current issues on top of which came economic burdens, just a few days after a sudden increase in metro ticket prices that sparked criticism among citizens. Op-eds analysed different aspects of that conference. In state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, Makram Mohamed Ahmed supported …

Amira El-Fekki