The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) issues this monthly 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.

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The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) issues this monthly 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.

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 This guide is a very important and unprecedented legal and legislative instrument concerning logistical support for journalists, especially with regard to supporting and clarifying the ways of handling legal and judicial situations associated with the practices of media and press, whether in relation to the direct practice of journalism, uncovering corruption and defending the rights of citizens; or to acts of reprisal (outside the law) by parties that journalism takes part in exposing their corruption and illegal activities.

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 In the framework of “Individual Freedom” program, Freedom of Media and journalism  ECPPS held a hearing session entitled “Media and Journalism Laws” at ECPPS Office in Bab El-Louq, Cairo, on Tuesday 24 October 2017. This hearing session was one of successive Steps to defend journalists’ rights from violations and open a platform for discussing the legislative system of journalism and media in Egypt. The Guests  were, Mr. Ahmed Abo El-Magd; Individual freedom program ‘ researcher at ECPPS, Members of 25-30 coalition in the parliament; MP/ Mohamed Abd- ElGhany; member of Housing committee, MP/ Haitham El-Hariri; member of Healthcare committee, MP/ Ahmed Tantawy; member of proposals and complaints committee, in addition to; number of journalists and media staffers from (Elhelal newspaper, El-Fagr newspaper, El-Destoor newspaper, FM radio, EL-Midan newspaper, TEN TV channel, Sada El-Balad news website, El-Esboo’ newspaper) as well as research centers working on journalism such as “HRDO Center”.

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