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Permits, penalties and paranoia
Heba Afify | Foreign journalists speak to Mada Masr about the challenges they face reporting in Egypt
Egypt’s new media laws: Rearranging legislative building blocks to maximize control
Rana Mamdouh | Egypt's new press laws grant sweeping powers to regulators and further restrict journalistic work
State Council, Journalists Syndicate condemn ‘unconstitutional’ media bill
Mostafa Mohie and Rania al-Abd | The draft law is deemed to "violate" constitutionally guaranteed press freedoms
Prosecutor general admonishes media council for issuing gag order, summons SMRC head for investigation
Omar Said | The public prosecutor asserted that the SMRC does not have the authority to issue gag orders
Under siege: To be a journalist in Egypt
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Journalists are working under tough conditions in Egypt, with poor pay and lack of protection
To count by the book: Who can say what happened beside the Wahat Road?
Heba Afify and Omar Said | The Wahat Road attack has ignited debate around the state's role in reporting on events
Egyptian government bypasses ISPs to block access to websites: Telecommunications Ministry source
Mohamed Hamama | The websites block has been carried out through a centralized government decision, according to source
24 hours later: What we know about the blocking of Mada Masr’s website
Mohamed Hamama | Where and how we're blocked, whether it could be legal, what the context is, and more
The rise and fall of Karmoz: How a local journalism platform tried to escape Egypt’s center
Mohamed Hamama | We trace the five-year journey of Alexandria-based news organization Karmoz
 
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Opinion
Khaled Diab
Diaspora stories: Prisoners of our guilty consciences
The media and civil society crackdown has left many Egyptians overseas feeling powerless and guilty
Shawkan
‘Surprise’: Shawkan from prison, after winning UNESCO 2018 press freedom prize
Shawkan shares his thoughts on a recent prize and his unjust detention
Why does Mada take World Press Freedom day off?
Some thoughts on why we do what we do, on a day we have decided to take off
 
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News
Update: Security forces raid Al-Mesryoon newspaper, hand management over to state-owned publication
Independent Lebanese website Raseef22 joins hundreds of blocked websites in Egypt
Masr al-Arabia chief editor interrogated, detained in Case 441/2018 after release ordered in separate case
New website documenting rights abuses blocked 9 hours after launch
Mada Masr article shortlisted for Samir Kassir journalism prize
Detained photojournalist Shawkan to receive UNESCO’s 2018 press freedom prize
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