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An artistically lacking film at a morally lacking moment: The problematic rhetoric of ‘Gunshot’
Amr Ezzat | An examination of “Gunshot,” the controversial film which premiered at the Gouna Film Festival
More hurdles to clear: What a new committee organizing festivals means for the future of artistic events in Egypt
A decree issued last week imposes severe restrictions on the organization of art events in Egypt
On the swift un-banning of Karma, and the popular notion of the ‘dissident artist’
Hakim Abdel Naim | The un-banning of Khaled Youssef's latest film has raised questions
Cybercrime bill nears committee approval with harsher penalties for site admins, protection for bona fides
Rania al-Abd | The amendments include harsher punishments for website admins and ISPs that disclose user data
Parliament in haste to approve cybercrime bill: Ambiguous provisions, loose definitions, legalized web censorship
Rana Mamdouh and Rania al-Abd | 14 articles of Egypt's cybercrime bill were approved on Tuesday in a whirlwind 2-hour session
A battle for existence: How the combined forces of censorship and security shaped Egypt’s music scene in 2017
Hessen Hossam | The restrictions imposed by the state on musicians in 2017 have been wider than ever in scope
Will Egypt’s Supreme Media Regulatory Council become a new censorship body?
Mai Shams El-Din | A new decision and report by the media regulatory council looks to control TV and radio content
From constitution to law: The legalities of making art in Egypt
Lara El Gibaly | Who gets to decide what counts as art?
12 viewers on In the Last Days of the City and its problems coming to Egypt
Rowan El Shimi | 12 moviegoers share their views on Tamer El Said's In the Last Days of the City
 
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Opinion
Sherif Azer
Twitter suspends more accounts of Egyptian activists
Pro-Mubarak Twitter users tail prominent activist
Wafaa Heikal
Why did Twitter suspend a Reuters journalist’s account in Egypt?
Account blocking, false flagging tactics, internet trolls and hate speech
Bassam Mortada
Why was the presumed censorship of The Nile Hilton Incident met with silence from Egypt’s filmmakers?
Why haven't Egyptian filmmakers responded to the cancellation of The Nile Hilton Incident screenings?
 
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News
Report: Internet censorship has become ‘more pervasive’ in past year, 62% of blocked websites are media outlets
Censorship Board revokes decision to ban film hours after announcing it
Zawya cancels The Nile Hilton Incident screening, cites ‘involuntary circumstances’
Update: 7 arrested for ‘promoting sexual deviancy’ after raising rainbow flag at Mashrou’ Leila gig
UN Human Rights Council statement slams Egypt website blocks
Censorship Board bans songs from Cairokee’s new album
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Cartoons
The dignity of society
Andeel | Society: "My dignity!"
Society can’t take it
Andeel | Caption: In solidarity with Ahmed NajiSign: The General Commitee for Censoring EverythingMan in a suit: "Censor all the sex Walid... I can't handle it Walid!"
Cartoon: Treatment
Hicham Rahma | Policeman: Try opening your mouth?
Cartoon: Margin for freedom
Andeel | #FreedomThis is the space allowed for today's cartoon. Thank you.