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New Egyptian Law Establishes Media Regulator Picked by President

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi will pick a chairman and members of a new media council under a law passed on Monday, giving the body the power to fine or suspend publications and broadcasters and give or revoke licenses for foreign media. The law, approved by parliament and signed into law by Sissi, creates the so-called Supreme Council for the Administration of the Media whose chairman will be picked by Sissi and whose remaining members will be appointed by him based on...

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