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Egypt anti-terror law: Hefty fine instead of jail for journalists

  • The Egyptian government has agreed to remove an article from its new anti-terror law that threatened journalists with a two-year prison term for reporting anything on terrorist attacks not in line with the official version.

    According to article 33 of the law, “false information” on jihadist attacks that “contradict official statements” could land a journalist in jail. The threat of jail has now been replaced by a hefty fine of up to £41,000 reports said.

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