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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Egypt in the News on 28 July 2020

The jailing of five female social media influencers is dominating the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press this morning: A court yesterday sentenced five female TikTok personalities to two years’ in prison for posting “indecent” content on the video-sharing app. The women were also handed fines of EGP 300k each (AFP | Reuters | BBC).

Elsewhere: Haaretz looks at a proposed law that would make Dar Al Ifta independent of Al Azhar and report directly to the government, while Egypt’s MeToo moment is also getting more attention from the Financial Times.

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