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Egypt May Further Restrict Media Coverage

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | Media

* Draft being discussed by Council of State, not final -sources * Leaked text would ban all reporting on army without permission ...

Egyptian Newspapers Pledge To Limit Criticism Of Government

The New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and MERNA THOMAS | Posted 10.27.2014 | Media

CAIRO — A group of Egyptian newspaper editors pledged Sunday to limit their criticism of state institutions, a day after Egypt’s president, Abdel ...

Michael Calderone

White House Urges Egypt To Release Imprisoned Journalists

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media

Press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday the White House remains "deeply concerned" about freedom of expression in Egypt following the government's dec...

The Horrible Climate For Journalists In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.02.2013 | Media

Reporters Without Borders drew attention on Monday to what it called the "heavy toll" on journalists in Egypt in the weeks since the coup that overthr...

WATCH: What's It Like For Journalists In Egypt?

Posted 10.16.2013 | Media

HuffPost correspondent Joshua Hersh spoke to HuffPost Live from Cairo Friday about the media situation in Egypt. The country is going through a bru...

Were Journalists Deliberately Targeted In Egypt?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Media

Several news outlets and press freedom groups are raising the question of whether journalists have been deliberately targeted in the bloodshed current...

Egypt's State Media Falls In Line For Military

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media

(Repeats Sunday story with no changes to text) By Maggie Fick and Munir El-Boweti CAIRO, July 7 (Reuters) - "The army an...

Egypt TV To Play 'Patriotic' Music Only Before Referendum Vote

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

Egypt plans to ban any "romantic" songs from playing during daytime and primetime hours on many local television channels, state-run newspaper Al-Ahra...

Media Is the Key for Egyptian Transition

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

Discussing the state of democratic transition in Egypt is equal to talking about the tough challenges its media faces. Without a free, independent media, hopes can easily turn into nightmares.

Demise of Egypt's Journalistic Form

Adel Iskandar | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Adel Iskandar

The purposeless reification, deification and vilification of every and any Egyptian in the media today is alarming and itself counter-revolutionary.

The Torch of Misinformation Has Been Passed

David Uberti | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
David Uberti

As we've seen in thee U.S. the past decade, the party that wins the information war usually carries the day. But the SCAF's stranglehold on truth is leaving little room for Egyptians to pick their own winners and losers.

Should Journalists Be Protected?

Maurice Chammah | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

It is tragic when journalists are killed going about their work, and it is natural to want someone or something to blame. But if every protester can hold up a camera or write a blog and then claim protection, how can journalists demand protection?

Does the Egyptian Media Need a Revolution?

Fatima Muneer | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Fatima Muneer

Opposition political figures in Egypt who once had little or no access to the news media are suddenly being heard on television and in many of the new newspapers. And yet there is this paradox: Egypt plunged down 39 spots on the 2011-2012 Press Freedom Index.

From NYC to Nairobi to Cairo: A Woman's Journey to Help Save a Friend In Prison

Rachel P. Goldstein | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Rachel P. Goldstein

A dual citizen of Egypt and the U.S., Jehane has been living in Cairo for the last few years making a film and chronicling the intensity of her country. Needless to say, she stops at nothing to uncover the truth.

Egypt Media Flourish Amid Fears

Adel Iskandar | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Adel Iskandar

As Egypt moves forward into 2012, the tug-o-war between the state and private media will likely continue unabated. But in this stalemate, it appears more networks than ever are beginning to take risks.

The Battle For Egypt's Media

democracynow.org | Posted 10.08.2011 | Media

The Egyptian revolution can count a number of huge successes, most notably, ousting former president Hosni Mubarak from power and putting him on publi...

At the Arab Media Forum, Another Revolution Took Place

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

As the curtains came down marking the conclusion of the 10th annual Arab Media Forum (AMF) last week, it was quite evident that a new era has arrived and the AMF is embracing it with arms wide-open.

When News Misinforms

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The events in Tunisia and Egypt present an opportunity to address some of the systemic issues around access to information across the region.

"It's Time to Push the Borders of Freedom": Egyptian Students Defiantly Publish Newspaper Without Gov't Permission

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Democracy Now!

Seventeen-year-old Egyptian high school student Sanaa El Seif is helping to publish a newspaper in defiance of rules requiring government permission. ...

The Media Reacts..See The Front Pages

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The news that Hosni Mubarak had stepped down as president of Egypt sparked a joyous reaction across the country--and a wave of headlines, splashes, sl...

Egypt, the Age of Disruption and the "Me"-in-Media

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.15.2012 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

A few months and seemingly a lifetime ago -- before the Oscar bait "The Social Network" hit theaters, before Time declared the Facebook cofounder and ...

Media Coverage of Egyptian Events Draws Fire, Praise

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A sign carried by a demonstrator in Cairo's Tahrir Square read: "Egyptian media don't see, don't hear, they just talk." It was right on the mark.