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Academia in Egypt: Security forces and self-censorship

Academia in Egypt: Security forces and self-censorship

Activist academics played a pivotal role in the country's 2011 uprising, but today the corrosion of academic freedom of expression continues, writes Heather McRobie

Egypt: Law will “severely erode civil liberties”

Egypt: Law will “severely erode civil liberties”

Country is expected to put into effect a new counter-terrorism law that rights groups warn could "reinstate the old police state that existed under deposed president Hosni Mubarak", writes Shahira Amin

Egpyt: Journalists denied justice again

The trial of three journalists working for the Al Jazeera English Channel (AJE) was adjourned on Thursday until April 22, Shahira Amin reports

“We no longer feel safe”: Egypt’s attacks on gay rights

“We no longer feel safe”: Egypt’s attacks on gay rights

Following three men being sentenced to eight years in prison "for committing homosexual acts", Shahira Amin investigates the dangers faced by Egypt's vulnerable gay community

Egypt: Are the bloggers beaten?

Egypt: Are the bloggers beaten?

Three years on from the revolution, Egypt seems tired of turmoil and apathy is mounting, writes Morgan Meeker

Egypt: Bassem Yousef steps away from journalism after plagiarism

Egypt: Bassem Yousef steps away from journalism after plagiarism

Dr Bassem Youssef, the former heart surgeon and Egyptian TV presenter likened to Jon Stewart, has declared he is taking extended time off from journalism, after an anti-semitism and plagiarism row swept through Egypt. Alastair Sloan reports

Egypt: Secularists and conservatives battle over music videos

Egypt: Secularists and conservatives battle over music videos

In a move that has sparked concern among Egyptian secularists, the country's censorship committee this week banned 20 music videos allegedly containing "heavy sexual connotations" and featuring "scantily-dressed female singers and models", Shahira Amin writes

Qatar bills itself as a “bastion of free speech”

Qatar bills itself as a “bastion of free speech”

Freedom of speech clashing with commercial concerns has been an ongoing theme for many media and internet companies operating on an international stage, but it's rare that a country's liberal approach to expression is presented, in itself, as a prime investment opportunity. Alastair Sloan reports

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