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Security interventions place 3 pro-govt figures on Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate council
Ashraf Hakim | The security apparatuses sent a list of six nominees by WhatsApp to newsrooms
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
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
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
 
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Opinion
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
 
News
Supreme Media Regulatory Council secretary: ‘We’ve yet to reach decision on website licensing, do not know when executive bylaws will be issued’
Police storm home of Al-Mashhad newspaper editor-in-chief and arrest his son
Editor in chief: Al-Mashhad handed 1st penalties under new bylaws for report on police racketeering for amendment referendum
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
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