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Permits, penalties and paranoia
Heba Afify | Foreign journalists speak to Mada Masr about the challenges they face reporting in Egypt
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
Under siege: To be a journalist in Egypt
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Journalists are working under tough conditions in Egypt, with poor pay and lack of protection
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
Egyptian government bypasses ISPs to block access to websites: Telecommunications Ministry source
Mohamed Hamama | The websites block has been carried out through a centralized government decision, according to source
24 hours later: What we know about the blocking of Mada Masr’s website
Mohamed Hamama | Where and how we're blocked, whether it could be legal, what the context is, and more
The rise and fall of Karmoz: How a local journalism platform tried to escape Egypt’s center
Mohamed Hamama | We trace the five-year journey of Alexandria-based news organization Karmoz
 
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Opinion
Khaled Diab
Prisoners of our guilty consciences
The media and civil society crackdown has left many Egyptians overseas feeling powerless and guilty
Shawkan
‘Surprise’: Shawkan from prison, after winning UNESCO 2018 press freedom prize
Shawkan shares his thoughts on a recent prize and his unjust detention
Why does Mada take World Press Freedom day off?
Some thoughts on why we do what we do, on a day we have decided to take off
 
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News
Masr al-Arabia chief editor interrogated, detained in Case 441/2018 after release ordered in separate case
New website documenting rights abuses blocked 9 hours after launch
Mada Masr article shortlisted for Samir Kassir journalism prize
Detained photojournalist Shawkan to receive UNESCO’s 2018 press freedom prize
MFA slams Shawkan’s potential nomination for UNESCO press freedom award
Al-Masry Al-Youm chief editor, journalists released after questioning over elections coverage
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