EG Daily Roundups

Egypt Media Roundup – Aug 22, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions The Ministry of Interior was ordered to pay 403,000LE to political prisoners tortured under former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. The payout has been ordered by an Egyptian court which sided with the Arab Penal...

Egypt Media Roundup – Aug 21, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ratified amendments to a property tax law that will retroactively go into effect from July 2013. The amendments address the maximum limit in raising a property's valuation, exemptions and forming assessing...

Egypt Media Roundup – Aug 20, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions An appeal for jailed Al Jazeera English journalists Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste was filed today at a Cairo appeal court. Their appeal submitted by their lawyer, Mostafa Nagy, who confirmed that all necessary...

Egypt Media Roundup – Aug 19, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) proposed legislative amendments to the Supreme Legislative Reform Committee on Monday, August 18. The recommendations included proposals addressing the protest law and articles on terrorism in the...

Egypt Media Roundup – Aug 18, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions A group of leftist and liberal  political parties in Egypt have formed the first parliamentary alliance, the Egyptian Front Coalition. The Coalition announced in a statement its intention to protect “the values of freedom,...

Egypt Media Roundup – Aug 15, 2014

TOP STORIES   Economy The Egyptian Cabinet announced that in terms of 2012 exports, Egypt ranked highest among the member states in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). The Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) released...

Egypt Media Roundup – Aug 14, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb led the first meeting for the supreme legislative reform committee today. The committee was formed in June 2014 in order to assess the necessary revisions for current laws, and possible...

Egypt Media Roundup – Aug 13, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions Former president Hosni Mubarak testified before a criminal court today, denying that he ordered the murder of protesters during the 2011 revolution. In his testimony, Mubarak stated that his rule stabilized Egypt, and that...

Egypt Media Roundup – Aug 12, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions In a released statement the Egyptian government characterized Human Rights Watch (HRW) recent report on the dispersal of Rab’a Al-Adawiya as being “highly negative,” “biased,” and “lacking professionalism” in addition to,  failing to provide...

Egypt Media Roundup – Aug 11, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions The Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, was dissolved by an Egyptian court on Saturday. This ruling will prevent the political party from running in the upcoming parliamentary elections....