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Sources at the channel claim new administrative policy will self-censor content
Worst conditions for freedom of speech highlighted by Press Syndicate amid hopes of state response
Censorship reminiscent of “shameful” revolution coverage back in 2011
“This is a documentary not a movie; meaning that the censorship of the Ministry of Culture does not apply to our scripts,” says coordinator
Bookstore denies that it ever stocked the essay on the politics of religious institutions
Over the past two weeks, three newspapers were subjected to censorship, due to the presence of content critical of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
Press censorship returns, says the syndicate’s freedoms committee
Confiscation is a clear violation of the constitution, says the rights organisation
By Wael Eskandar It is no longer necessary to persuade the reader that Egypt is a country that has long forsaken its promised path of democratic transition, and whose rights abuses are systematic and deliberate. It is now a given, and whatever doubts there may have been dissipated with countless reports on human rights abuses, …
More newspapers have been banned since 2013 for controversial critical articles
Conflicting information from channel and owner regarding issue
Religious figures, actors and other irrelevant guests are hosted to discuss and analyse matters of political importance on media channels, which neither differ in conduct nor content.
Director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene
Due to “continuous censorship of his music”, Ramy Essam leaves Egypt for two years but he is not seeking asylum
The ministries of Housing and Education both say they had no involvement in the decision to take the show off the air
Act is a severe violation of press freedom, says ANHRI
Cultural events and TV channels banned, TV series dropped, publications confiscated during the first 100 days of president’s rule, according to ANHRI report
“The inspiration behind my own projects comes from a desire to comment on certain aspects of our lives.”
No declared reasons for confiscation, according to human rights researcher
Egyptian censorship on press, content of publications, freedom of circulation and trade of publications must end, concludes AFTE study
Since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, cartoonist say it has become more taboo to draw the country’s leaders in an unflattering light
Two private TV channels decide to ban a TV series criticising a police officer, after showing promos
A “substantial” gap exists between constitutional protections for expression and the reality Egyptian artists face, according to a new report
On World Press Freedom Day, reports from local and international organisations paint a grim picture of media freedoms in Egypt in 2013
A round-up of the events that affected Egyptian culture and lifestyle during the past year.
By Nick Gjorvad It is rare to hear someone say that a court summons could be viewed in a positive light. However, Bassem Youssef’s recent interrogation by Egypt’s Prosecutor General’s Office may bring with it some benefits for his cause. Youssef’s satirical television show has criticised several political figures for quite some time, especially Islamists …
The banned film will be screened in cinemas on 27 March
The film explores the exodus of Egyptian Jews during the 1950s and shows one-on-one interviews with exiled Jews who recount their deportation
By Nick Gjorvad Few would argue against the maxim that freedom of speech is one of the foundational pillars on which democracy rests. Freedom of speech is widely understood to include speech concerning government officials, which may be critical or even demeaning of an officials’ performance. While the lines between unfounded slander and legitimate criticism …
The front warned of El-Sawy becoming a cultural censor for the Muslim Brotherhood and accused him of trying to gain favours with the government, implying that he had done it before to gain access to public property: the Culturewheel’s location in Zamalek.