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Egypt's Media Bill May Bring Demise of Small, Online Outlets

Egyptian journalists say a new draft bill regulating the media will likely bring the demise of dozens of low-budget, online media outlets.   Planning Minister Ashraf el-Araby announced the government's adoption of the long-awaited bill on Monday. It will be sent to parliament for final approval.   The bill sets conditions for starting up media outlets, including the creation of a shareholding company with a minimum initial capital of 500,000 pounds (about $50,000), a sum...

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