[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to email@example.com by Sunday night of every week.]
Egypt parliament to take final vote on three controversial media and press laws Egypt's parliament is expected to take a final vote on Sunday on three laws regulating the press and media – the National Press Authority law, the National Media Authority law, the Law Regulating the Press and Media and the Higher Council for Media Regulation.
Egypt's Parliament approves amendments to 3 controversial media and press laws Egypt’s Parliament — the House of Representatives — approved amendments to three laws related to regulating the media and press in a plenary session on Sunday — the National Press Authority Law, the National Media Authority Law, and the Law Regulating the Press and the Media and the Higher Council of Media Regulation.
Egypt's Journalists Syndicate thanks President Sisi for supporting press freedom The head of Egypt's Journalists Syndicate Abdel-Mohsen Salama thanked on Sunday President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi for supporting press freedom, adding that this support has helped resolve a dispute between parliament and the syndicate on newly approved laws regulating the press and the media.
Egypt's new cabinet to face vote of confidence in parliament Sunday An ad hoc parliamentary committee will review the policy statement of newly appointed Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly in a plenary session on Sunday ahead of a vote of confidence in the new cabinet.
Egypt establishes committee to regulate festivals, special events inside the country Egypt has established a permanent committee mandated with regulating and granting licenses for festivals and special events in the country, according to decree by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.
Egypt is using emergency and counterterrorism legislation to criminalize political opponents Human Rights Watch criticized the Egyptian government for prosecuting political opponents under emergency and counterterrorism legislation, in a report released on Sunday.
Masr al-Arabia chief editor interrogated, detained in Case 441/2018 after release ordered in separate case Adel Sabry, the editor in chief of the Masr al-Arabia news website, was interrogated and handed a fifteen-day detention order in a case in which a warrant has been pending for his arrest on Tuesday, one day after release orders were issued in another case, according to lawyer Fatema Serag.
Military court postpones verdict in Ultras White Knights stadium fire case A criminal military court postponed issuing a verdict to eight members of Zamalek Football Club’s fan group the Ultras White Knights on Tuesday. The defendants, who include leading ultras members Sayed Moshagheb and Yasser Bugo, are now set to hear a verdict on 24 July, according to lawyer Osama al-Gohary.
Supreme State Security Prosecution releases 4 Ahly ultras and renews the detention of 9 others The Supreme State Security Prosecution ordered the release of three members of the Ahly Football Club’s fan group, popularly known as Ultras Ahlawy, on Monday and another on Sunday, according to Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression lawyer Mokhtar Mounir.
From prison: Ammad Twenty-two year-old student Abdelrahman al-Gendy, sentenced to fifteen years in prison and is currently enrolled at Ain Shams University and studying from Tora Prison discusses his experience encountering disability and friendship in Tora.
Egypt court sentences 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison in Zagazig city A Sharqiya criminal court sentenced twenty-four people to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence and joining the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group in a trial that dates back to 2014.
Cairo court sentences 13 to death over prison escape that resulted in death of two people A Cairo criminal court has sentenced thirteen people to death over a prison escape during which two people were killed in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia almost two years ago.
Egyptian court sentences 41 organ traffickers to up to 15 years in prison A Cairo criminal court sentenced on Thursday forty-one defendants to prison terms of three to fifteen years for their involvement in an organ trafficking ring.
Egypt's police says suspects arrested in Giza children's murder case Egypt's Interior Ministry said that three children were killed in a fire, before their mother left them at the side of a road where they were found in Giza last week. The ministry’s statement adds that the suspects in the incident have been arrested.
74.3% pass rate in Egypt's Thanaweya Amma; cheating, exam leaks decline: Education ministry Egypt's Minister of Education Tarek Shawki has certified the 2017/18 Thanaweya Amma exam results, which show a 74.3 percent pass rate nationwide this year, up from 72.4 percent last year, the education ministry said.
Afreximbank: $2.3 billion in funding for Egypt this year Amr Kamel, deputy head of African Export and Import Bank, said that the bank's total financing to Egypt during the first half of this year reached 1.7 billion USD — through bank loans worth one billion dollars and start companies worth 700 million USD — to support Egyptian exports to African countries.
Afreximbank announces new mechanism to settle trade payments between African countries The head of the African Bank for Export and Import, Benedict Orama, announced the bank's readiness to launch a new mechanism for settling payments between African countries.
Egypt's investment minister heading to US for UN Economic and Social Council forum Egypt's Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr is expected to travel on Sunday to the US to participate in the United Nations Economic and Social Council and meet with officials from the World Bank, statement from the ministry read.
Egypt denies French claim of fire on board 2016 Paris-Cairo plane crash Egypt denied a recent report by French investigators stating that the 2016 EgyptAir plane crash was caused by a fire in the cockpit on Monday, according to the state-run Middle East News Agency
Hamas delegation in Cairo: More media show for ‘century deal’ than substance A Hamas delegation left Cairo on Friday night after spending four days in the Egyptian capital, pushing for a temporary resolution to the humanitarian crisis in the besieged Gaza Strip and a way out of the United States’s “deal of the century” with the “least amount of damage” possible, according to a source close to the Palestinian movement’s Gaza-based leadership.
Egypt, UK navies carry out joint exercise in Mediterranean Sea: Armed Forces Egyptian and British naval forces carried out a joint training exercise in the Mediterranean Sea over the past few days as part of an extensive plan by Egypt to carry out military drills with friend and brotherly countries, the Egyptian Armed Forces said in a statement on Friday.
Egypt's FM discusses political solution to Syrian crisis with Western, Arab partners in Brussels Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed the Syrian crisis with a number of Arab and Western counterparts during a mini summit held to discuss the issue in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday.
Keeping courts in a state of emergency Parliament approved on 22 June President’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s decree to renew the state of emergency for three months by a two-thirds majority of its members in a standing vote.
Egypt army chief-of-staff inspects security units in East Suez Canal region, follows up on Operation Sinai 2018 Egypt's Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid inspected on Thursday Armed Forces units in the vicinity of the East Suez Canal region and the Third Field Army in central Sinai to follow up on developments in the anti-terrorism Operation Sinai 2018.
Counter-terrorist operation in Sinai paying off Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018 is still in progress, with regular updates furnished by the Armed Forces.
From Jadaliyya Egypt
Fawaz Gerges, Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East (New Texts Out Now) Fawaz Gerges disuses his latest book, Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East.
قل موازنة مالية.. وليس موازنة اجتماعية The article discusses how the government developed the financial budget, leading to furthering social injustice in Egypt.
بعد قرار «اللجنة العليا للمهرجانات».. ما هو مستقبل الحفلات الفنية في مصر؟ Mada Masr looks into the Cabinet's decision to form the Supreme Committee of Festivals, suggesting that such legislation would allow the security apparatus to crackdown on arts.
من الـ "جو برو" إلى الأرشيف: لماذا انهار إعلام "ولاية سيناء"؟ Almanassa explores the decline of Wilayat Sinai's propaganda over its operations in northern Sinai.
«دينية النواب» تنتهى من مشاريع تنظيم الفتوى ودار الإفتاء والخطابة الدينية The parliament's religious committee submitted three bills on Fatwa regulation to the parliament for discussion next October.
أهالى عزبة خيرالله يرفضون الانتقال إلى «الأسمرات»: أرزاقنا هنا Residents of Ezbat Khair Allah refused to move to Al-Asmarat neighborhood following the state decision to develop the area, starting by demolishing their houses.
مساهمة فى التعرف على أسباب ضعف الأحزاب فى مصر The article identifies the prevailing reasons that led to weakening the political parties in Egypt.
«ضريبة على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي».. مشروع قانون تحت الدراسة Masr Al Arabiya examines the controversial social media tax bill.
بين «المريوطية» و«تايلاند»..أطفال عادوا إلى الحياة وآخرون تعفنت جثثهم The article discusses the increasing crime rates in Egypt, after three children were found slaughtered in Giza governorate.
الجيش يبرّر تأخير «سيناء 2018» The article analyses the military's propaganda campaign to vindicate the continuance of Sinai operation 2018.
عدالة توزيع الأعباء: لماذا... وكيف؟ The article discusses the social inequality caused by the economic reform in Egypt.
حكم بإعدام 11 أدينوا في أحداث عنف وقتل Egypt's Criminal Court sentenced eleven defendants to death after being convicted on criminal incidences, according to a judicial source.
أحكام بحق 37 بينهم أطباء في قضية "اتجار بالأعضاء البشرية" Cairo Criminal Court handed prison sentences from three to fifteen years to thirty-seven defendants over trafficking in human organs charges.