Anti-Cyber and Information Technology Crimes Law

Coronavirus Trials in Egypt: Blurring the Lines Between Fake News and Freedom of Expression

With the surge of Covid cases in Egypt, the government imposed further restrictions on the freedom of expression and opinion. The Egyptian State monopolized the term “real news,” constraining it to news issued by official authorities only. Any other news would be deemed fake and prosecuted before the public. Between March and June 2020, at …

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The TikTok Case: A New Platform to Oppress Women in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are arresting an increasing number of women on different charges related to their social media activity; in some cases, female TikTok users are receiving prison sentences and forced to pay hefty fines.  The most recent case, which asserts that the accused women’s videos on TikTok stand in “violation of Egyptian family values,” may …

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