Egypt's new 'cyber crime' law accused of curbing online freedoms

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Egypt's new 'cyber crime' law accused of curbing online freedoms

A new bill to fight cyber crime in Egypt was signed into law by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on August 19. While it may help to provide a legal framework to govern an area that was lacking in regulation, the legislation is being criticised for also allowing authorities to legally crack down on online freedoms. Our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Gaëlle Essoo.

By Eric DE LAVARÈNE , Nadia BLETRY , Claire WILLIOT , Sharif KOUDDOUS

Source: Google News Egypt | Netizen 24 Egypt

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