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Film Censorship: ‘Jews of Egypt’ Film Passes Censor After Delay

Egyptian Poster

Egypt’s censorship office gave permission on Wednesday for the screening of a historical documentary about the country’s Jewish community, the director said, following a delay caused by a security agency that expressed reservations about the title. “Jews of Egypt” will

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Film Censorship: Egypt Won’t Permit Film on Egyptian Jews

Egyptian Poster

Egyptian authorities have failed to issue a permit to screen a historical documentary about the country’s Jewish community, the film’s producer said on Wednesday, one of a series of disputes over freedom of expression under the Islamist government. Egypt already

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Human Rights: Prosecution Demands Death Penalty for Egypt’s Mubarak

  Prosecutors in the trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak say they will seek the death penalty for him and at least five security officials. Mubarak faces a variety of charges over corruption and involvement in the deaths of

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Human Rights: Protesters Pack Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Despite Government’s Concessions

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday where they pressed their demand for an end to military rule despite the ruling military’s appointment of a new prime minister. The number of protesters has continued to

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights

Egypt’s Revolution Brings Changes for Journalists, Audience

Written by Al Pessin | Cairo Egypt’s revolution in January and February led to major changes in the country’s media, changes that affect both journalists and news consumers. Since Egypt’s revolution, there is more competition among the nation’s newspapers, more

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Mubarak Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ in Historic Egyptian Trial

Egypt‘s former president Hosni Mubarak appeared in a courtroom cage Wednesday charged with the murder of anti-government protesters and corruption.  The trial, unprecedented in Egyptian history, is riveting the nation. As the trial got underway, the judge asked Mubarak if

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Mubarak Trial Carries Many Uncertainties for Nervous Egypt

Egypt’s deposed President Hosni Mubarak is scheduled to go on trial August 3 on corruption and murder charges related to his 30-year tenure and the crackdown on protesters during the revolution that ousted him in January and February.  The trial

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Iran to Shut Down Internet & Start Homebrew Network

Homebrew is a term usually found in certain circles of gamers and “hacker types.” Typically when one speaks of homebrew, one is referring to some type of custom software or software/hardware setup that alters the “out of the box” functionality

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Global Rise In Online Censorship

The fence was amazingly fast and almost complete. In the midst of a popular revolution – one that was blogged, YouTubed and twittered in cyber attacks minute by minute – the Egyptian regime has tightened its Internet connection at the

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Egypt’s Ousted Mubarak Denies Corruption

Source: VOA   Egypt‘s public prosecutor Sunday summoned ousted leader Hosni Mubarak for questioning about the killing of protesters and the embezzlement of public funds, as hundreds of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square demanded he be brought to trial. A

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Posted in Human Rights

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