Tag: egypt civil society

Egypt’s social activism – ‘resilient and evolving’


Democracy and human rights advocates expressed disappointment by the warm embrace offered to Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Washington this week, despite his crackdown on civil society, but many were… Read more »

Egypt’s swing between extremism and autocracy


The view that Egypt’s President and former army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi is in control is not borne out by the pile-up of policy debris, says analyst David Gardner…. Read more »

Anti-torture group’s closure highlights Egypt’s civil society crackdown


Egyptian police on Thursday shut down the offices of an organization that treats victims of torture and violence in the latest escalation of a harsh government crackdown against human rights defenders and… Read more »

Egypt’s draft NGO law bans independent civil society groups


A new law drafted by Egypt’s parliament would effectively prohibit independent non-governmental groups in the country by subjecting their work and funding to control by government authorities, including powerful security… Read more »

Egypt NGO bill ‘effectively eradicates civil society’


Egypt has never been a welcoming place for civil society groups, but the past several years have seen an unrelenting crackdown on non-governmental organizations, note Nancy Okail and Allison L…. Read more »