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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Conviction of Hossam Bahgat top story in the foreign press

Hossam Bahgat’s conviction yesterday is the top story in the foreign press this morning: The Associated Press and AFP both have coverage of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) founder Hossam Bahgat being fined EGP 10k after a court found him guilty of spreading false news and insulting the National Election Authority. The charges were based on a 2020 tweet in which he accused the authority of fraud during that year’s parliamentary election. The AP notes that the case “has drawn international condemnation, including by the US State Department.”

Also making headlines: Mohamed Ali Palace soon to open its doors: Egyptian authorities are preparing to reopen Shubra’s Mohamed Ali Palace, which had been under restoration since 2017. (Al Monitor)

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