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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Commentary on the Press and Media Act leads the conversation on Egypt

Commentary on the passing of the controversial Press and Media Act is leading the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press this morning. Critics are concerned that the legislation’s “vague wording” will allow the government to legally crack down on dissent and freedom of expression, BBC and Reuters say. “The law comes as a conclusion to the recent era of restrictions on free speech,” the Telegraph quotes former Press Syndicate official Khaled El Balshy as saying.

Other headlines worth noting in brief:

  • South Africa’s orange exporters are wary of increased exports from Egypt, which have been dampening their sales, according to Fresh Fruit Portal.
  • Honey made by Egypt’s Hero was said to contain carcinogenic antibiotic residues, according to the Hong Kong-based Consumer Council, EJ insight reports.
  • A mysterious sarcophagus recently discovered in Egypt could house the body of Alexander the Great, some archaeologists speculate, according to National Geographic.

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