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Egypt denies report it pressured the press on Trump’s Jerusalem move, despite tapes
KCB Chess team select players for African Club Championship in Egypt – Kass Media Group
Egypt writer's call for Salah to shave beard sparks outrage
2018-03-12 17:13:17 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian columnist has ignited a firestorm on social media by calling on Liverpool's star forward Mohamed Salah to shave his beard, saying he looks like a "terrorist." In an article published Sunday by the state-run newspaper Al-Ahram, Salah Montaser said Salah should shave his beard as it "puts him in one basket with extremists.... and terrorists." Fans criticized the article on social media, saying facial hair is a personal choice and that people shouldn't be judged on their appearance   Read More ...
Egypt writer's call for Salah to shave beard sparks outrage
2018-03-12 17:10:54 CAIRO – An Egyptian columnist has ignited a firestorm on social media by calling on Liverpool's star forward Mohamed Salah to shave his beard, saying he looks like a "terrorist." In an article published Sunday by the state-run newspaper Al-Ahram, Salah Montaser said Salah should shave his beard as it "puts him in one basket with extremists.... and terrorists." Fans criticized the article on social media, saying facial hair is a personal choice and that people shouldn't be judged on their appearance   Read More ...
As Elections Near, Egypt Finds a New Target: Foreign News Media
2018-03-01 02:08:58 Photo CAIRO — Egypt’s chief prosecutor delivered a withering broadside against the news media on Wednesday, blaming the “forces of evil” for negative coverage and instructing his staff to take legal action against outlets deemed to be undermining Egypt’s security. The remarks by the prosecutor, Nabil Sadek, were the latest escalation of a draconian crackdown on civil liberties before a presidential election in March that has become fraught with tension even though President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi faces no real opposition   Read More ...
Journalism is Not a Crime: The Story of Mahmoud Hussein | Al Jazeera World
2018-02-24 02:07:05 In December 2016, Egyptian security forces arrested Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein while on holiday in Cairo. There have been no formal charges against Hussein, an Egyptian national based in Doha, Qatar. He's accused of "incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos". However, article 71 of the Egyptian constitution says that: "no custodial sanction shall be imposed for crimes committed by way of publication or the public nature thereof". Al Jazeera has rejected the allegations against Hussein and has called on Egypt to unconditionally release him. His detention is the latest in a series of arrests by Egyptian authorities of the network's staff there   Read More ...
Egypt denies report it pressured the press on Trump’s Jerusalem move, despite tapes
2018-01-08 20:31:11 Recordings at the core of a recent New York Times report on efforts by Egyptian officials to press media figures to tacitly support the recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital have been released online—and castigated as fake by authorities. The article, published on December 6, describes phone calls between an Egyptian intelligence officer and, separately, three journalists and a famous actress, urging each to persuade the public to accept the decision   Read More ...
Rights groups call on Egypt to free Al-Jazeera journalist
2017-12-22 18:12:36 CAIRO (AP) — Rights groups and a press freedom organization renewed calls on Egyptian authorities Friday to release an Al-Jazeera journalist whose detention passed the one-year mark. Egypt accuses the Qatar-based news network of bias toward Islamist groups including its own outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. The statements from Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Amnesty International mark one year since the arrest of Mahmoud Hussein, believed to have been apprehended while in Egypt on vacation   Read More ...
Rights groups call on Egypt to free Al-Jazeera journalist
2017-12-22 17:43:24 CAIRO (AP) — Rights groups and a press freedom organization renewed calls on Egyptian authorities Friday to release an Al-Jazeera journalist whose detention passed the one-year mark. Egypt accuses the Qatar-based news network of bias toward Islamist groups including its own outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. The statements from Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Amnesty International mark one year since the arrest of Mahmoud Hussein, believed to have been apprehended while in Egypt on vacation   Read More ...
Watchdogs call on Egypt to release Al-Jazeera journalist
2017-12-22 15:38:18 CAIRO (AP) — International watchdogs have called on Egyptian authorities to release a journalist who works for the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network that Egypt accuses of bias toward the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. Friday's statements from Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International mark one year since the arrest of Mahmoud Hussein, believed to have been arrested while in Egypt on vacation   Read More ...
Watchdog: Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists
2017-12-14 01:46:24 Cairo - The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world's "worst" jailers of journalists, including Egypt, to improve press freedom conditions. Wednesday's report by the New York-based CPJ says that for a second year in a row, Egypt is in third place on the list of world's top jailers of journalists, after Turkey and China   Read More ...
Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists
2017-12-13 10:08:29 CAIRO (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world's "worst" jailers of journalists, including Egypt, from improving press freedom conditions. Wednesday's report by the New York-based CPJ says that for a second year in a row, Egypt is in third place on the list of world's top jailers of journalists, after Turkey and China   Read More ...
Egyptian designer builds his own car
2017-11-29 16:07:28 (24 Nov 2017) EGYPT CAR DESIGNER SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS RESTRICTIONS: AP CLIENTS ONLY LENGTH: 3:50 ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Cairo - 19 October 2017 1. Wide of car designer Amr Zahran entering the car he designed 2. Various of the car 3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Amr Zahran, car designer: "I have drawn cars since I was a child and it was my passion. When I was in college we travelled to Germany on a university trip and we went to Munich and saw the manufacture of cars and watched the way they sculpt cars and since then I started thinking about how to design a car in Egypt   Read More ...
EGX30 rises on final session of the week
2017-11-28 13:06:50 (23 Nov 2017) EGYPT MARKETS SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS RESTRICTIONS: AP CLIENTS ONLY LENGTH: 0:52 ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Cairo - 23 November 2017 1. Wide interior of the Egyptian stock market 2. Various of screen showing trading 3. Various of traders working 4. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Hannan Ramses, dealer: "In the last session of the trading week, there is an increase in the EGX30, the main benchmark index. It has risen by more than 217 points, to settle around 14,800 (she means 14,080) points. This is due to purchasing by foreign financial institutions while Arabs and Egyptian individuals are selling   Read More ...
Egypt social media users mock college flag ceremony
2017-09-18 18:35:01 The Egyptian government has decreed that the country's 2.5m college students should salute the flag at the start of the academic year, in a move that has prompted widespread online mockery. Standing to attention as the state flag is raised to the strains of the national anthem has long been a daily routine in schools, but the decision to copy the ceremony in colleges - albeit just once a year - has earned the Arabic-language "what do you think about saluting the flag?" over 38,000   Read More ...
KCB Chess team select players for African Club Championship in Egypt – Kass Media Group
2017-07-20 12:16:40 Kenya Chess defending champions KCB have today named six players and two officials who will represent the country during the African Clubs Champions Cup in Cairo Egypt from 23 July- 1 st August 2017. The team will depart the country on Sunday evening before participating in a series chess rounds aiming to dominate the chess championship. KCB Chess team manager Isaac Babu says the team has prepared adequately for the tournament envisaging to grab major honours   Read More ...
Egypt blocks financial newspaper website, widening media blackout
2017-05-28 19:22:30 CAIRO Egypt has blocked the website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers, the paper's owner said on Sunday, expanding a media blackout initiated last week to curb what authorities called support for terrorism and fake news. Egypt blocked access to a number of news websites including Al-Jazeera and Huffington Post Arabic on Wednesday after similar actions by its Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates   Read More ...
Egypt blocks several news sites including Jazeera
2017-05-25 11:08:13 Cairo - Egypt blocked several media websites on Wednesday including those belonging to the Qatari Al-Jazeera news channel and an opposition television station based in Turkey, a security official said. Mada Masr, an independent Egyptian media outlet that has published investigative reports on corruption, was also inaccessible on Wednesday night. Egypt has accused Jazeera of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement it blames for violence after the military ousted them from power in 2013   Read More ...
Egypt Blocks Several News Sites Including Jazeera
2017-05-25 01:22:14 Cairo: Egypt blocked several media websites on Wednesday including those belonging to the Qatari Al-Jazeera news channel and an opposition television station based in Turkey, a security official said. Mada Masr, an independent Egyptian media outlet that has published investigative reports on corruption, was also inaccessible on Wednesday night. Egypt has accused Jazeera of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement it blames for violence after the military ousted them from power in 2013   Read More ...
Egypt blocks 21 websites including Al Jazeera -security sources
2017-05-25 00:18:08 Egypt has banned 21 websites including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television for "supporting terrorism", local media and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, and found them all inaccessible. There was no immediate official comment available. An official from National Telecom Regulatory Authority could not confirm or deny the news but said "so what if it is true, it should not be a problem   Read More ...
Egypt blocks 21 websites including Al Jazeera: security sources
2017-05-24 23:58:47 CAIRO Egypt has banned 21 websites including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television for "supporting terrorism", local media and security sources said on Wednesday. There was no immediate official comment available. An official from National Telecom Regulatory Authority could not confirm or deny the news but said "so what if it is true, it should not be a problem   Read More ...
Egypt blocks 21 websites including Al Jazeera - security sources
2017-05-24 23:52:22 CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has banned 21 websites including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television for "supporting terrorism", local media and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, and found them all inaccessible. There was no immediate official comment available. An official from National Telecom Regulatory Authority could not confirm or deny the news but said "so what if it is true, it should not be a problem   Read More ...
Journalist Mohamed Fahmy’s incarceration in Egypt to become Hollywood movie
2017-05-19 21:43:52 Mohamed Fahmy is an Egyptian-born Canadian, an award-winning journalist, a war correspondent and an author. He was arrested in Egypt on Dec. 29, 2013 along with two colleagues from Al Jazeera English, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed. Related On 23 June 2014, Fahmy was found guilty by a Cairo Criminal Court and sentenced to seven years of incarceration at the Tora Prison, a maximum security prison   Read More ...
Sudan union wants Egyptian journalists expelled
2017-04-26 23:07:33 Khartoum - Sudan's pro-government journalists' union has urged Khartoum to expel Egyptian reporters from the country after Cairo refused entry to two Sudanese journalists. who had travelled to Egypt. The call comes with Khartoum and Cairo trying to improve their ties, which deteriorated after Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accused Egyptian intelligence services of supporting opposition fighters. Sudanese journalists The Sudanese Journalists' Union said Cairo had denied entry to two Sudanese journalists and deported them back home, and in response it demanded the expulsion of all Egyptian journalists based in Sudan   Read More ...
Egypt 'one of the biggest prisons for journalists'
2017-03-30 14:46:35 It has been 100 days since Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein was arrested and detained by the Egyptian authorities. Hussein was arrested upon his arrival at Cairo's airport on December 20 on a family visit from Qatar, where he is based. He was later accused of "incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos". Since then, Egypt continues to witness a further crackdown on the media   Read More ...
Journalists in Egypt Discuss Press Freedom There and Around the World
2017-03-15 17:49:13 Declan Walsh, the Cairo bureau chief for The Times, is with a group of journalists discussing press freedom and the difficulties of working in public spaces in Egypt. Comment with your questions for Declan and for Hanna Ingber, the Senior International Editor, who will be chatting with the audience and providing insight throughout. Join in the conversation here.   Read More ...
Egypt says it backs Trump's media criticism
2017-02-08 11:34:34 Cairo - Egypt on Tuesday applauded US President Donald Trump's claims that Western media outlets have deliberately not reported on "terrorist" attacks. Trump accused the media on Monday of disregarding attacks by radical jihadists, in a provocative statement for which he provided no evidence. In Cairo, a statement by foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid "hailed the US administration stance" criticising "the Western media's coverage of some terrorist attacks around   Read More ...
Arab journalists urge Egypt to free Al Jazeera reporter
2017-01-21 23:55:40 Arab journalists have urged Egypt to release detained Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussain. The Federation of Arab Journalists (FAJ), a Cairo-based organisation, demanded in a statement on Saturday "the prompt release of our colleague, for the sake of a free press and free expression". Saying that it was "concerned" by the detention, the FAJ called for "all parties to act responsibly and within the framework of international laws that deal   Read More ...