In light of ECPPS launching to the Mobile Application “Mashro3y” as a guide for entrepreneurs earlier this month.  This came under the framework of Economic Freedom Program in cooperation with the German Embassy in Cairo. ECPPS will hold a series of public meetings in cooperation with Members of the Egyptian Parliament and Business associations in different governorates in Egypt for further exposure of the mobile application “ Mashro3y ” and ensuring its reach to the maximum number of beneficiaries. Thus, as a start ECPPS held a public meeting under the title ‘Obstacles Facing Entrepreneurs and How to Benefit From Mashro3y Mobile App’ with MP/Mohamed Fouad on Tuesday 21st of November at World Cup Academy – Al Omranya District, Giza Governorate.

 In the framework of “Individual Freedom” Program and ECCPS work on journalism and media file. The Egyptian center held a training program for journalists and media staffers from all over Upper Egypt Regional Unit (Al Minya – Bani Sweif– Qena– Asiut – Sohag – Luxor and Aswan Governorates) in Cleopatra Hotel, Al Minya Governorate, on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th Of November 2017.

 In the framework of “Individual freedom” program and the ECCPS work in Freedom of journalism and media, ECPPS held the first training of trainings series “The mechanisms and tools of defending journalist’s rights” and  ECPPS team targeted in the first training journalists and media staffers from the Great Cairo region, the training held at ECPPS office in Bab El-Louq, Cairo on Monday 23 October 2017 and Tuesday 24 October 2017.

 In the framework of “Property Rights” program, the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies held a public meeting entitled “Digital registration of lands in Egypt” on Wednesday, 8/November/2017, ECPPS office in Bab El-Louq, Cairo.

The event is one of successive activities of the “Property rights” program which the ECCPS try through them to raise the awareness of the society and the decision makers about the importance of ownership, its effect on the economy and developing legislations which pave the way to achieve this.

 In the framework of “Property Right” program, the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies held a round table entitled “The digital registration of lands in Egypt” on Wednesday, 1st November 2017, at the headquarter of the center at Bab El-louq, Cairo. The round table was held to discuss the policy paper -published by the center -about the problems of registration of lands in Egypt and their negative effects on the economy, discussing the methods of digital registration of lands including all relative data, to time, labor and consuming numerous bureaucratic steps. 

In the framework of “Economic freedom” program, the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies, in cooperation with Embassy of The Federal Republic of Germany in Cairo  and in partnership with “SEED” (Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development) and the Organization for Development of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (Previously SFD), held a conference to launch the mobile application (Mashro3y) to support small and medium enterprises on Tuesday 31/October/2017 at the headquarter of the center, at Bab El-Louq.

 In the framework of “Individual freedom” program and the ECCPS work in journalism and media, the center held a training program for journalists and media staffers from the maritime region governorates (Alexandria- Suez- Ismailia-Port Said- Damietta- Dakahlia- Gharbia-Monofya-Kafr El-Sheikh-Sharkya-Marsa Matrouh) in Kaoud hotel, Sporting area, Alexandria on Saturday 28/October/2017 and Sunday 29/October/2017. The participants were from various journalism and media institutions such as; Roz Al-Youssef, Veto, El-Wafd journal, El-Araby EL-Youm, El-Watan, El-Dstoor, El-Shrouk, Welad El-Balad media 

The advocacy team along with the economic researcher Ahmed Abd ElWahab from ECPPS met with MP Hala Fawzy Abou ElSaad, member of the small and medium enterprises committee at the Egyptian Parliament and Head of Future Business Women Association, on Sunday 9th of October 2017 at the Egyptian Parliament .

 In the framework of ECPPS' Program "Individual Freedom" and the center's work on the issue of freedom of press and media, the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies “ECPPS” held a public meeting entitled “Monitoring performance of the Supreme Council for Regulating Media” on Tuesday, 17 October 2017, in ECPPS’ office in Bab el-Louq, Downtown.  This session was one of several meetings held by ECPPS monthly to monitor journalism and media, and discuss the current situation

 In the framework of ECPPS “Small and Medium Enterprises” file under the Economic Freedoms Program. The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies launches a Mobile Application named Mashro’ey” as a guide for entrepreneurs. And amid the preparations to officially launch the application, the Advocacy team along with the Economic Researcher Ahmed AbdelWahab from ECPPS met with MP/ Mahmoud Saad Secretary of SMES committee, member of “Support Egypt” coalition and the Nation’s Future Party at the Egyptian Parliament Headquarter on Sunday 9 th of October 2017.

In the framework of ECPPS' Program "Property right", the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies “ECPPS” in cooperation with sports’ profession syndicate held a public meeting entitled “Investments in public sports clubs” on Wednesday, 11/October/2017, at the headquarter of the syndicate, in Ramsees street, to discuss the policy paper published by ECPPS “Privatization and Investments of public sports club” to create effective investments markets in the sports field and focusing on sports industry, converting it into competitor product, aligning with the international trend to develop sports and turning it into economic market working for profit. The speakers were (Mr/ Adel El-Hemeily; the researcher in ECPPS, Professor/ Ayman El-Fawal; the general secretary of sports’ professions syndicate, Mr/ El-Sayed Mosaad Abo El-Regal; the director of the sports’ professions syndicate, and

Property rights is considered to be one of the most important files that is presented on the current scene in Egypt at the moment, as it contains a lot of topics that contribute towards the constant improvement and betterment of both the social and economic sectors and aid as well in the formation of an improved development framework. Property rights has a lot of forms whether private of public properties, in this paper we are trying to understand the economic impacts that usually take place when we start privatizing sectors of public property, specifically in this paper, public sport clubs, then we try after this to explore the importance of financial investment in the public sports sector In Egypt, as a start to create a legal and economic atmosphere which ensures obtaining the benefits that we expect from it, and to encourage the continuous work towards its development.

In the framework of ECPPS' Program "Property right", the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies “ECPPS” held a round table entitled “Investments in public sports clubs” on Tuesday, 3/October/2017, at the headquarter of the center in Bab El-Louq. The round table was to discuss the policy paper published by “ECPPS” about creating an effective investing market in sports field, focusing on sports industry and converting it to competitive product specially with the international orientation to develop this field into profit economic market. The round table was attended by representatives from; ECPPs, the parliament, political parties and sports clubs including (Mr/ Adel El-Hemaily; the researcher at ECPPS, MP/ Fathy Nada; member in the youth and sports committee at the parliament and head of the sports professions syndicate, MP/ Mahmoud Abd El-Salam El-Dabaa; member in the youth and sports committee at the parliament, MP/ Ashraf Emara; member in the youth and sports committee at the parliament, Professor/ Gamal Mohamed Aly; the former Dean of the faculty of sports education, and Mr/ El-Sayed Mosaad Abo El-Regaal; the former head of the sports bureau and the manager of sports professions syndicate).    The round table is one of successive activities of the “Property right” program which the ECCPS try through them to raise the awareness of the society and the decision makers about the importance of ownership, its effect on the economy and developing legislations which pave the way to achieve this.

In the framework of ECPPS' Program "Individual Freedom" and the center's work on the issue of freedom of press and media, the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies “ECPPS” a public meeting entitled “Egyptian Journalism as a mean to publish truth or blackmailing” on Thursday, 28 September 2017, in ECPPS’ office in Bab el-Louq, Downtown.  This session was one of several meetings held by ECPPS monthly to monitor journalism and media, and discuss the current situation of journalists in Egypt. The speakers were (Mr/ Ahmed Abo El-Magd; researcher at ECPPS, Mr/ Shady Abd El-Kreem; the director of ELHAK center for democracy and human rights, Mr/ Ayman Abd El-Mgeed; the board member at journalism syndicate and chief editor Ros Al-Youssef journal, Miss/ Mona Ezzat; the journalist and activist for women rights, Mr/ Amr Badr; the board member at journalism syndicate and chief editor of January news website).

The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) issues this monthly report on policy updates regarding freedom of press and media in Egypt, in an attempt to support the principles of transparency, freedom of information and freedom and independence of press and media in Egypt.

In the framework of ECPPS' Program "Individual Freedom" and the center's work on the issue of freedom of press and media, the Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies “ECPPS” held a hearing session entitled “Laws defending journalists” on Wednesday, 20 September 2017, at Safir hotel in El-Dokki. This session was one of several activities held by ECPPS to protect the journalists from violations, focusing on starting a societal dialogue about media and journalism laws which control the journalism community in Egypt. The Speakers were, Mr. Ahmed Abo El-Magd (Researcher in the ECPPS) and 25-30 coalition parliament members who always support individual rights, Mr. Mohamed Abd El-Ghany (member in the housing committee), Mr. Gamal El-Din El-Sherif (Member in the constitutional and legislative committee), Mr. Ahmed Tantawy (member in proposals and complaints commitee) and Mr. Gamal Abd El-Rheem (Board member in the Journalism Syndicate), in addition to staffers in media and journalism entities such as; El-Masry El-Youm, Veto, El-Youm El-Sabea, El-Shorouk, Sada El-Balad, Mesriat website, El-Watan, El-Mehwar, El-Midan and El-Ahram and centers working on freedom of press issue as HRDO and El-Hak center.

The report aims at observing the state of freedom of media in Egypt during the last two years, specifically, after the approval of the Egyptian constitution of 2014.The goal is to identify legislative, political and economic problems encountered by media, as well as problems related to media performance itself, in order to eventually try to find solutions of these problems in the form of recommendations for decision makers and media men and to open a discussion over such problems. It should be noted that this report does not aim at fully observing legislative, political and economic conditions, or providing a full analysis of media content. The report only cites examples that could indicate the general conditions of each of the said aspects.