Internet Censorship

Blocking Telegram

On 22 October 2020, Telegram application and website were blocked for a limited period in Egypt on three networks (We, Vodafone and Orange). Several of Telegram users announced they cannot reach it. Telegram is a very famous and widely used applications.

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Banning Darb news website

On 8 March 2020, the Socialist Popular Alliance Party started Darb website (Khaled el-Balshi is the chief editor). After just one month it was blocked in Egypt. Darb is the third website in row to be blocked with Khaled as the chief editor. First the authorities blocked Al-Bedaya website in..Read More

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Blocking BBC and Al-Hurra

On 20 September 2019 a number of dispersed protests erupted in Egypt after a protest call by the contractor and actor Muhammad Ali who accused President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his government of corruption. Hours before the demonstrations started the Supreme Council for Media Regulation published a report entitled “Blocking and..Read More

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Issuing the anti-cybercrime law

On 18 August 2018, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi ratified the anti-information technology crimes law (known in the media as the anti-cybercrime law). The law gives the investigations authorities the powers to block websites “if there were evidence that any website, administrated from inside or outside Egypt, publishes statements, numbers, photos, movies,..Read More

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