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Committee to draw NGO law amendments is coming: Egypt’s Social Solidarity Minister
Egypt

Committee to draw NGO law amendments is coming: Egypt’s Social Solidarity Minister

Egypt’s Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Waly announced that the formation of a drafting committee to write amendments to the…
Foreign funding phobia
Opinion

Foreign funding phobia

Since the introduction of the NGO Law in parliament and even before its adoption, civil society had legitimate doubts and…
UN, NGOs express fear for rights groups in Egypt
Egypt

UN, NGOs express fear for rights groups in Egypt

The United Nations and global rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty urged Egypt on Wednesday to drop a…
Social Solidarity Ministry opens foreign NGO surveillance unit
Egypt

Social Solidarity Ministry opens foreign NGO surveillance unit

The Social Solidarity Ministry has announced the opening of a special unit for observing and assessing the work of foreign…
New draft law would limit the scope of work of NGOs
Egypt

New draft law would limit the scope of work of NGOs

It didn’t take long for the draft law regulating the NGOs’ work to be finalized before it was dubbed “suppressive,”…
Rights groups: Draft constitution would entrench despotism
Egypt

Rights groups: Draft constitution would entrench despotism

More than 100 human rights organizations criticized the first draft of the new constitution Monday, arguing it entrenches authoritarianism and…
Court puts off case against Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt

Court puts off case against Muslim Brotherhood

The State Council’s Administrative Court on Tuesday postponed to 20 November the review of a case calling for the dissolution…
Brotherhood official hopes new bill will legitimize group
Egypt

Brotherhood official hopes new bill will legitimize group

A senior Muslim Brotherhood leader expressed his hope Monday that a new bill on civil society organizations will be passed,…
Egypt’s revolution between spontaneity and organization
Opinion

Egypt’s revolution between spontaneity and organization

Some may argue that former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted as result of the rather spontaneous mass protests that were…
Beyond NGOs:The battle for Egypt
Opinion

Beyond NGOs:The battle for Egypt

Up until two days ago, Egyptian-American relations were facing their biggest crisis since June 1967, threatening a political, diplomatic, military,…
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