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Sisi wins presidential election with over 97% of vote President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected for a second term in office after garnering over 97.08 percent of the vote, the National Elections Authority announced on Monday.
Under heat waves and dust storms Plebiscite. Farce. Uncontested. All words used by some to describe Egypt’s 2018 presidential election, which took place between 24-26 March. Yet, while this election was somewhat unique in its blatant lack of credibility, elections in Egypt have long been a contested affair, in terms of both legitimacy and integrity.
Media regulator penalizes news outlets over election coverage News outlets accused of publishing inaccurate coverage of the presidential election were handed hefty fines on Sunday by the Supreme Media Regulatory Council, which also referred several journalists to investigation by the Journalists Syndicate.
Police raid Masr al-Arabia office, detain editor in chief in connection to election coverage fine Police raided the office of the privately owned Masr al-Arabia website on Tuesday evening, detaining and transporting Editor in Chief Adel Sabri to Dokki Police Station, according to Mohamed Mounir, a journalist with the publication.
Chief editor of Masr al-Arabia kept in detention pending national security investigations Dokki Prosecution determined on Wednesday to keep the chief editor of the privately owned Masr al-Arabia website, Adel Sabry, in detention until further National Security Agency investigations are conducted.
Masr al-Arabia chief editor remanded in detention on accusations of spreading false news Adel Sabri, the editor in chief of the privately owned Masr al-Arabia news website, was handed a fifteen-day detention order by Dokki prosecution on Thursday, according to Journalists Syndicate board member Amr Badr.
Difficulty accessing Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper online raises questions As readers experienced difficulty accessing the privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper’s website on Wednesday, reporters and editors Mada Masr contacted said they are also facing obstacles to accessing the portal.
Journalist Hamdy Rizk appointed as editor-in-chief of Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm Experienced journalist Hamdy Rizk was appointed as the new editor-in-chief of Al-Masry Al-Youm Daily following a controversy about its presidential elections coverage, Egypt's largest independent newspaper announced on Saturday.
Update: Two photojournalists and 4 Ultras White Knights disappear, eyewitness sees police arresting them Photojournalists Ahmed Abdel Gawad and Adel Eissa were arrested on Thursday night at a police checkpoint on the outskirts of Cairo as they were headed to a wedding, lawyer Karim Abdel Radi told Mada Masr, citing an eyewitness.
Sentences annulled for 16 defendants in 2011 NGO foreign funding case, retrial ordered before criminal court Egypt’s Court of Cassation ordered on Thursday the annulment of previous prison sentences handed to sixteen defendants, Egyptians and foreigners, working for foreign NGOs in Egypt prior to 2013, and ordered a retrial before a criminal court.
Forcibly disappeared woman and 14-month-old daughter brought before State Security Prosecution A woman who was forcibly disappeared on 24 March with three other members of her immediate family was brought before State Security Prosecution alongside her fourteen-month-old daughter on Sunday, lawyer Halim Hanish told Mada Masr.
Alliance to Support Egypt coalition in talks to form ‘political party for president’ Leaders of Parliament’s Alliance to Support Egypt coalition are holding discussions to create at least one new political party from the coalition’s own ranks in the legislature in order to provide political backing to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, according to what several leaders of the pro-state majority parliamentary bloc tell Mada Masr.
Alexandria court acquits 3 activists in Tiran and Sanafir protest case Al-Montaza Misdemeanor Appeals Court in Alexandria acquitted Bread and Freedom Party members Asmaa Naeem and Zeyad Aboul Fadl, as well as Dostour Party member Walid al-Emary on protest-related charges on Saturday, lawyer Taher Abo El-Nasr told Mada Masr.
Pioneer Egyptian radio host Amal Fahmy dies at 92 Iconic Egyptian radio host Amal Fahmy passed away on Sunday after a struggle with illness following long and active career that spanned over five decades.
Judicial dispute emerges over decision to halt Uber, Careem operations Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Careem will be permitted to continue operations in Egypt following a Saturday decision by the Cairo Court of Urgent Matters, which has opened the door to a potential contest over jurisdiction.
Egyptian property price increases likely Recent hikes in the prices of steel and cement, reaching almost 13,000 LE per ton and 1,100 LE per ton, respectively, will likely lead to knock-on effects in the real estate market, experts said this week
Renaissance Dam discussions in Sudan expected to produce shared initial understanding Diplomatic sources close to arrangements for the tripartite meetings on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that began on Wednesday in Khartoum say the portfolio of understanding that is expected to come out of the talks includes directions such as a partial reservoir filling of the dam by Ethiopia, Egypt’s resort to national water reserves and guarantees granted to Sudan for its development projects.
Egypt condemns 'excessive use of violence' by Israeli forces against Palestinian demonstrators Egypt condemned on Saturday the continued "use of excessive violence and force" by Israeli forces against Palestinians at mass demonstrations, where at least nine people have been killed and thousands have been injured.
INTERVIEW: Arab League chief Abul-Gheit talks to Ahram ahead of Riyadh summit Arab League chief Ahmed Abul-Gheit says that Arab countries need to make a concerted effort to counter outside meddling in their internal affairs, and that an Arab Summit in Riyadh scheduled for mid-April will help resolve crises and tensions in the region as well as discuss counterterrorism efforts and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
British PM Theresa May congratulates Egypt's President Sisi on winning second term UK Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated in a phone call on Wednesday Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi for winning his second presidential term in the 2018 presidential elections, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
Egyptian security forces kill number of 'takfiris' as part of Operation Sinai 2018 Egyptian military and police killed a number of "takfiris" in several operations in north and central Sinai over the past few days as part of the ongoing comprehensive counterterrorism Operation Sinai 2018, the armed forces said on Sunday.
‘Chasing them into their lairs’ Earlier military operations in Sinai accomplished their immediate objectives, preventing the spread of takfiri gangs in Sinai and, in July 2015, thwarting an attempt to seize control of territory.
يوميات صحفية برلمانية| مجلس النواب يبارك للسيسي ويمرر قانون "مجلس مكافحة الإرهاب“ في 30 دقيقة A new law on establishing the Supreme Council for Combating Terrorism was hastily passed by the parliament on Monday.
المنوفية: أو كيف مرّت 4 سنوات على المحافظة الأكثر تأييدًا للسيسي The article sheds lights on al-Monufiya province, Sisi's homeland, which was ranked the second governorate for supporting Sisi in his presidential bid.
١٠ سنوات على ذكري ٦ أبريل In its tenth anniversary, Ahmed Maher discusses the revolutionary activities of the 6 April movement.
أغاني الضمة: عندما كان الشعب يقاوم بالفولكلور The article highlights the social and political role of folk music of struggle and resistance in Egypt.
لماذا ستكون موازنة مصر الجديدة الأصعب على المواطنين والأفضل للحكومة؟ The article examines the impacts of the new government budgeting on people.
«حبس وغرامة وحجب مواقع .. الصحافة في مصر «جفت الأقلام The press has entered a dark period in Egypt's history, following the escalation of the crackdown on journalists and the blocking of news websites.
الشبكة العربية لحقوق الإنسان تطالب بالإفراج عن «عادل صبرى» فوراً The Arabic Network for Human Rights called on Egyptian authorities to immediately release Adel Sabry, the Editor-in-Chief of Masr Al-Arabia website, who was arrested over publishing a translated version of the New York Times article criticizing the Egyptian presidential elections.
«اختفاء المصورين الصحفيين أحمد عبد الجواد وعادل عيسى.. وشاهد عيان: «قبض عليهما في كمين أمني Two photojournalists were arrested by authorities on Thursday in Cairo without disclosing their whereabouts.
مصر | الحشيش والمخدّرات رواية أخرى عن السلطة! The article reflects on Egypt's policy to deal with drug issues.
السلوك الانتخابي للمصريين Abdullah Al-Sennawy examines the voting behavior of Egyptians in the 2018 presidential elections.
غضب من إلغاء قطارات الغلابة: ضربة مقتل للفقراء The Railways Authority's decision to cancel forty train trips on the pretext that it cost them heavy losses over the past years sparked anger among citizens of Upper Egypt who can't afford their transportation.
«مشاورات مستمرة لتأسيس «حزب للرئيس».. وقيادي بـ «دعم مصر»: «نحن مَن وضعنا القانون وبيدنا تغييره Consultations between the leaders of "Support Egypt" coalition continue in order to establish a new political party.
الحشد في أغانٍ: هيّا ننتخب ونرقص Mada Masr discusses the 2018 presidential campaign songs to mobilize Egyptians for voting.