The term privatization may be frowned upon every time it is discussed as a solution to the development and renewal of governmental establishments, and it raises a lot of reservations and questions. Privatization usually is discussed as an ineffective solution and a quick way to deprive the citizen of his rights and benefits from any advantages offered by government bodies, we might be able to console this to the previous history of privatization in Egypt, as most of the public sectors that were privatized by previous governments did not succeed in increasing the productivity of these sectors at a price that is proportionate to the size of privatized sectors, perhaps one of the most prominent example of companies that have been privatized was the starch and glucose Company “Nesha And Glucose”, which was unique to the Middle East and was privatized in 2003 and sold to a businessman. The company was bought for 160 million pounds, of which only 126 million pounds were paid, even though its assets exceeded 400 million pounds. A report by the Center for Land Rights done on the corruption of the sale of public sector companies as part of the privatization program in Egypt revealed that, the sale of Egypt's assets -after the sale announcement- had produced proceeds from the sale estimated at 32 billion pounds from the total value of selling 314 companies, while the proceeds from selling 326 companies were also 32 Billion which was the total value of selling only 314 companies. The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) published data from the Ministry of Finance revealing that between 1991 and 2009, 407 public sector companies were sold, with sales exceeding 57.3 billion dollar, resulting in the referral of more than 500,000 workers to early retirement.

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ECPPS publishes a monthly observation guide titled “Freedom of Media in Egypt”, as an attempt to monitor the freedom and independence of media in Egypt. The guide discusses the issue within 5 contexts: legal, political, economic, media performance, and the role of NGOs.

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ECPPS publishes a monthly observation Report titled “Freedom of Media in Egypt”, as an attempt to monitor the freedom and independence of media in Egypt. The guide discusses the issue within 5 contexts: legal, political, economic, media performance, and the role of NGOs.

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ECPPS publishes a monthly observation guide titled “Freedom of Media in Egypt”, as an attempt to monitor the freedom and independence of media in Egypt. The guide discusses the issue within 5 contexts: legal, political, economic, media performance, and the role of NGOs.

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ECPPS publishes a monthly observation report titled “Freedom of Media in Egypt”, as an attempt to monitor the freedom and independence of media in Egypt. The guide discusses the issue within 5 contexts: legal, political, economic, media performance, and the role of NGOs.

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ECPPS publishes a monthly observation report titled “Freedom of Media in Egypt”, as an attempt to monitor the freedom and independence of media in Egypt. The guide discusses the issue within 5 contexts: legal, political, economic, media performance, and the role of NGOs.

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For nearly five months of 2016, ECPPS has monitored developments regarding freedom of the press and media in Egypt, in addition to monitoring the second half of the year 2015.

In order to produce this report, which aims to build on the observations and conclusions of Egyptian and international human rights organizations. Along with the statements of Journalists’ Syndicate during the second half of 2015 and the first half of 2016 which document violations to the rights of journalists, media personnel and bloggers.

 

This report impacts through previewing the legal loopholes which open the door to the occurrence of these violations, and presents alternatives that provide protection and guarantee freedom for the profession of journalism.

The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies worryingly monitored the critical crisis that the country is currently facing, which does not cause optimism in regard to either citizens' lives, their properties, personal freedoms, or the worsening economic situation which could lead to its total collapse over night.

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