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From the Arabic Press – March 2015

March 29, 2015 - Gathering at Press Syndicate in Memory of Journalist Mayada Ashraf El Husseini Abou Deif Committee for Defending Journalism organized a silent stand on the stairs of the Egyptian Press Syndicate in memory of Mayada Ashraf. Tens of Journalists gathered holding candles and photographs of Mayada to mark the first anniversary of her death. Mayada Ashraf was a journalist working at Al-Dustour newspaper and was killed while covering clashes near AinShams University in Cairo.

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March 24, 2015 – Egyptian Media Anchor Jihan Mansour to receive ADC Media Excellence and Women Empowerment Award As a celebration of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Empowerment Forum of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has chosen Egyptian anchor Jihan Mansour for the “media excellence and women empowerment” award. The award is in recognition of Mansour’s contribution to women’s empowerment, defending women’s rights and highlighting women’s social and political problems.  The ceremony will take place in Washington on March 31st and will be attended by congress members, Arab ambassadors, American business professionals, the media and public figures.

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March 22, 2015 – Photojournalist to be detained 24 hours for Ringing Phone A judicial order of 24 hours detainment was issued against a photojournalist whose phone was ringing during the trial of 47 defendants in what is known in the media as the “Al Tebeen Police Station Attack” case. The photojournalist was charged with obstructing the trial and inciting chaos.

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March 22, 2015 – Egyptian Presidency Sends Thank You Letter to Former Press Syndicate Chairman Diaa Rashwan, the former chairman of the Egyptian Press Syndicate received a letter from the media office of the Egyptian presidency thanking him for his effort in ensuring the successful organization, integrity and respect among candidates during the recent press syndicate elections. The letter also expressed president Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s appreciation of Rashwan’s positive contribution to the syndicate during his former position as head.

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March 19, 2015 – Sudanese Media Delegation visits Egyptian State Information Service A high caliber media delegation consisting of managers and editors-in-chief of Sudanese newspapers, Blue Nile Channel, and Media officials met with Ambassador Salah Abdel Sadek, Head of the Egyptian Information Service. The meeting was part of the delegation’s Cairo visit organized in collaboration with the Egyptian embassy in Khartoum and Sudanese embassy in Egypt. The delegation visit was aimed at examining the nature of the work of different sectors within the Egyptian state information service.

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March 16, 2015 – Media Gag on Today’s Trial of Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood Espionage Case On March 16 Cairo Criminal Court held the 5th hearing of the trial for former president Mohammed Morsi and 10 other Muslim Brotherhood members at the police academy. They are accused of espionage and leaking of sovereign documents and country secrets to Qatar. A media gag was imposed on the hearing where the court judiciary committee examined case evidence.

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March 15, 2015 – Starting March 15, Egyptian Newspaper’s New Price is 2 EGP The Supreme Press Council has decided on an increase in the price of Egyptian newspapers starting March 15. The new price will be 2 Egyptian pounds for daily issues as a result of the increase in the prices of paper, printing facilities and the US dollar. The price was previously 1.50 EGP.

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March 15, 2015 – New Maspero Projects unveiled worth 210 Million EGP Three new projects are scheduled to be officially inaugurated midyear by the Egyptian Radio and Television Union “Maspero”. The projects include a Radio and TV studio compound in Smouha, Alexandria to cost 60 million EGP, and an open studio located in the Maspero garden to cost 150 million EGP. The new projects are meant to cut back on the budget spent renting outside locations.

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March 15, 2015 – EEDC Choice of Media Hosts are outside Egyptian State Television

Contrary to the norm, the choice of media hosts for the Egyptian Economic Development Conference was outside State Television. The three media hosts of the 3-day conference were Iman El Hosary, Rami Radwan and Riham El Sohaly. The hosts work at some of the most popular private TV channels in Egypt including Tahrir, Ontv and Mehwar.

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March 15, 2015 – Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab thanks Maspero for Egyptian Economic Conference coverage During his closing speech on Sunday at the Egyptian Economic Development conference, The Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab expressed his gratitude to the Egyptian Radio and Television Union “Maspero” for what he called its balanced and excellent coverage of the conference held in Sharm El Sheikh from 13-15 March.

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March 12, 2015 – Ibrahim Mahlab Welcomes Editor in Chief of Kuwati Newspaper, Al Khaleej Egyptian prime minister welcomed Ahmed Ismail Behbehani, Editor in Chief of Kuwaiti newspaper Al Kaleej in Sharm El Sheikh. The meeting is part of the preparations taking place for the economic development conference scheduled to be held in Sharm El Sheikh on March 13th.

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March 9, 2015 – 36 Defendants tried for “Media Production City Events” Today the criminal court tried 36 Muslim Brotherhood members for what is known as “Media Production City events”. The events took place on August 2, 2013 and involved the burning of police vehicles, terrorizing civilians, attempted murder of police officers, soldiers, citizens and damaging of media city buildings.

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March 9, 2015 – Toward a Child Friendly Media in Egypt

On March 9, The Egyptian National Council for Childhood and Motherhood issued a declaration in an attempt to encourage a child friendly media in Egypt. To this end, the council plans to launch a media monitor project to uncover the violation of children’s rights in Egyptian and Arab media. The monitor is also meant to help media shed more light on children’s rights cases.

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March 8, 2015 – Al Jazeera and MB channels excluded from March Economic Conference Around 700 media persons who represent media entities around the world in addition to state television and radio will be covering the economic conference to be held this March in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Al Jazeera and Muslim Brotherhood news channels will be barred from attending and covering the highly anticipated economic event.

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