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Monday, 29 May 2017

DNE and Al Borsa websites blocked by authorities

Websites of business news outlets Al Borsa and DNE blocked: Authorities blocked access to the websites of Daily News Egypt (DNE) and Al Borsa yesterday, the two newspapers announced in a statement. DNE and Al Borsa management claimed to have not been given notice of probable cause ahead of the move, which they described as the “latest in a series of ongoing violations” against them. In December, the judicial committee tasked with freezing the Ikhwan’s assets had seized funds and frozen the assets of Business News, which owns and operates both newspapers. The assets of company chairman Moustafa Sakr were also frozen at the time.

The Ismail government blocked access to 21 news websites last week on grounds that they published fake news and / or pro-terror content. The Press Syndicate held a meeting yesterday to discuss the ban, which affects dozens of syndicate members, Al Mal says.

While DNE’s website was down at press time, Al Borsa has failed over to a new domainname — elborsanews.com.

Reuters has the story, which is getting fairly wide pickup in the international press.

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