Political and Media Transitions in Egypt: A Snapshot of Media Policy and Regulatory Environment

This report looks at some of the challenges during Mubarak’s presidency. Here the media especially faced substantial legal and regulatory challenges that limited their independence and ability to criticise and hold the government to account. These controls remain largely in place today. To create a legal and regulatory framework that is in line with international standards, in particular for the right to freedom of expression, would require comprehensive review and amendment of almost every Egyptian law affecting this right.