NEWS DIGEST 23.01.2021: Today’s development in the world of journalism

Good morning everyone. Today our news is brought to you via the HEM Journalism Portal on Twitter, our self-curated list of journalism resources. International media freedom bodies have criticised authorities in Egypt for violating the concept of a free press … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 23.01.2021: Today’s development in the world of journalism

NEWS DIGEST 29.11.2020: Egyptian human rights advocate loses life to corona; other stories

Today’s News Digest is from Facebook. The Egyptian human rights advocate Hafez Abu Seada has died after contracting coronavirus, Middle East Monitor has reported. Abu Seada, who was also a lawyer and the chairman and co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 29.11.2020: Egyptian human rights advocate loses life to corona; other stories

HOSNI MUBARAK: Egyptian court dismisses case against controversial ex-president

A court in the Egyptian capital Cairo has dismissed all charges pending against the country’s former president, Hosni Mubarak, the New York Times reports.  Despite observers expecting Mubarak to be sentenced for a lengthy amount of time in prison, there is now the possibility that he may be released since his detention after the 2011 revolution which began the ‘Arab Spring‘, which spread onwards to Tunisia and Syria. That revolution, which saw thousands of protesters converge on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, in the centre of the city, saw widespread human rights violations  by the Mubarak government and local police and the ousting of the president after several decades in power , followed by … Continue reading HOSNI MUBARAK: Egyptian court dismisses case against controversial ex-president