The legislation labels personal social media accounts and empowers authorities to block them as “fake news.”
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Before the March election the Egyptian police and National Security Agency forces carried out a wave of arrests
Prominent el-Sissi critics detained in what opposition activists say is an intensifying effort to crush all dissent
A musical about an Egyptian police orchestra booked for a concert in an Israeli town took home the prize
UN human rights office reports prominent bloggers, activists and journalists arbitrarily arrested and subjected to interrogation
Haitham Mohamedeen, a leftist lawyer, was taken from his home, security sources said, the latest in a number of arrests
Egyptian journalists have spoken out in support of recently arrested news website editor Adil Sabry
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi claims winning 92 percent of the vote as democratic hopes die quickly in Egypt
How will Egypt deal with its deficit of democracy? How will Islam and islamism influence any future democracy?
Egypt has consistently denied forced disappearance, torture, and other crimes, only to be caught being untruthful