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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
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
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
 
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Blocked website Katib halts operations in protest of news website registration
SMRC begins licensing procedures for media outlets before press law regulations issued
Youm7 opens internal investigation into sexual assault allegations against prominent writer
Al-Masry Al-Youm chief editor, journalists released after questioning over elections coverage
4 journalists suspended from work, fined over a false image of Sisi’s mother
Media regulator penalizes news outlets over election coverage
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