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Confusion, contradictions and uncertainty: Implementation of new media law leaves news websites in the dark
Rana Mamdouh | By requiring websites to register before regulations were issued, the SMRC has sparked confusion
Critics blast amendments to Journalists Syndicate law drafted behind closed doors
Rana Mamdouh | Proposed amendments to the law governing Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate have come under fire
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
Legislative process and content of new media law criticized by journalists and MPs
Omar Said and Rania al-Abd | The bill to regulating the practice of journalism was preliminarily approved on Sunday
Regulators without regulations
Rana Mamdouh | Despite the formation of three new media regulatory bodies, their roles remain legally unregulated
Who are ‘the forces of evil’ controlling Egypt’s media?
Rana Mamdouh | A spat with the BBC or the start of broader crackdown: Mada speaks to media regulators and lawyers
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
Egypt’s media in a state of emergency
Mai Shams El-Din | Government attempts to further restrict media post church bombings
The Journalists Syndicate and the state: 2 crises, 21 years apart
Mostafa Mohie and Omar Said | The Syndicate prepares for mid-term elections under the shadow of its 2016 feud with the state
 
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Opinion
Rana Sabbagh
Arab investigative reporters: Life on the edge
The Arab press must continue holding authorities accountable, despite mounting pressures
Becoming ‘legal’: On Mada Masr’s decision to apply for a license under the new media law
We made this choice while thinking about what it means to be radical inside out
Angie Omar
Who’s afraid of free media?
Attempts to restrict new media in its challenge to state-led discourse
 
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News
Journalists Syndicate board members walk out of meeting in protest over proposed SMRC bylaws
SMRC postpones adoption of controversial media bylaws for one week to hear syndicate comments
Petition against Supreme Media Regulatory Council bylaws gathers steam
Leaked proposal of media bylaws outlines ambiguous press violations, imposes hefty penalties
Neither victory nor defeat: Court refers Mada Masr blocking case for technical review
Egypt drops 2 places on World Press Freedom Index
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