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Monday, 7 December 2020

Egypt in the News on 7 December 2020

Human rights and civil society still dominate the conversation on Egypt in the international press. The NGOs case: AFP and Gulf News cover the court decision to close the 2011 NGOs case, which was brought against 20 civil society groups accused of receiving illicit foreign funding.

On the rights front: The incoming Biden administration is unlikely to be forgiving of perceived human rights violations in Egypt, writes Bloomberg Opinion writes. Meanwhile, a court has decided to uphold an asset freeze for the three EIPR staff members who were released over the weekend, earning fresh criticism from Amnesty International.

Also making headlines: The planned 2021 opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum gets ink in the New York Times and popstar Rita Ora is all over the UK press this morning, after breaching UK lockdown restrictions following a gig in Egypt. See, by way of example, The Guardian.

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