Charges against Mada Masr journalists dominates the conversation on Egypt in the international press
Leading the coverage on Egypt in the foreign press this morning: Prosecutors have charged the editor of Mada Masr, Lina Attalah, and three of its journalists with publishing false information. The four journalists — who also face charges of slander and defamation — were released on bail on Thursday. The story is everywhere from AP and AFP to the New York Times, the BBC and Arab News. The Committee to Protect Journalists has taken note.
Also making headlines:
- Le rapatriement: Criminal proceedings brought against the former head of the Louvre for allegedly trafficking Egyptian artifacts and the recent repatriation of looted objects to Egypt from the New York Met are getting attention. (Axios)
- New cities + the state: New cities including the new administrative capital aren’t about solving Cairo’s overcrowding issue, according to this video from Vox. (Vox)
- Bookworm: An Egyptian book collector has turned his room into a library of around 15k books. (Reuters)
- A yarn stretching back to 1979: Yasmine and Farida Khamis of Oriental Weavers tell the story of the USD 240 mn carpet company’s success. (Forbes Middle East)