Toward a Media Regulatory Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Workshop on the Right to Information

Toward a Media Regulatory Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Workshop on the Right to Information Workshop Statement We, expert participants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen, invited by Social Media Exchange, the Centre for

Evaluation of Government Disclosure Levels 2015 [Summary]


Proactive Disclosure was evaluated by 26 criteria with 4 points each, making a total of 104 evaluation points. These criteria evaluated the availability of information, the completion of information, the understandability of information, and the updating of information. Websites Digital

Violated Freedom: Practices and policies restricting media freedom in Egypt


The report examines the policies adopted by the state to restrict the freedom of the media, whether by the closure of some private channels, or by imposing various types of censorship, or some actions by the state as the prosecution

Press Release: Violated freedom 2013

“Support for Information Technology Center” has issued today, the 8th of May 2014, its report “Violated Freedom: Practices and policies restricting media freedom in Egypt” as part of the activities of the Media Independence Program. Issuing the annual report came

Violations toll against media workers since the disperse of Rabaa and El Naheda square sit-ins

SITC has reported 50 cases of violations ranging from murder, injury, arrest and confiscation of equipment and others. The violations occurred by the police and military forces and supporters of the ousted President as well as by the civic committees

Closure of Islamist media channels and arrest of some of its staff: clear violation of media freedom

The undersigned organizations express their concern regarding the exceptional procedures taken yesterday against Islamist satellite channels, which included the breaking by security forces into offices of those channels, arrest of several of their crew and closing their broadcast in view

New Violations against Freedom of Media

Support for Information Technology center (SITC) is expressing its deep concern from the increase in the rate of violations against freedom of media and the continuous sedition against media workers as well as the increasing pressure on media institutions which

Romani Murad imprisoned for charges of blasphemy… A new violation to freedom of expression of belief

The undersigned organizations condemn the verdict by Bandar Assiut II court of Misdemeanor on the 1st of June 2013 in case no. 2939/2013 against Coptic Lawyer “Romani Murad Saad” sentenced in absentia to one year in prison and a 500

Press Statement: The Civil Society Refuses the Right to Information Bill

The Signatories on this statement declare their disapproval of the “Right To information” draft bill, which has announced by the Ministry of Justice in a press conference on Thursday the 2nd of May. During the press conference, the Ministry’s representative

Bibliography of Civil Society Publications 2012


This report is a collected material for publications of civil society organizations in Egypt, during the period from January 2012 to December 2012. SITC has previously issued a bibliography in 2010 that had writings, which issued subjects of civil society through the first decade of the twenty-first century. In 2011, the center began in issuing a periodical covering for all the publications issued by civil society organisations during each year. To download

Infographic: Violations against Journalists and Media Associations in 2012

This figure track violations against journalists and media associations during 2012. As numbers shows, freedom of media and publications is being step backward, it also shows risks that journalists face while journalists facing in order to do their job. To

Report: A Violated Freedom

Support for information Technology Center (SITC) has issued a new report under the name of “Violations against Media Freedom in Egypt 2012” which is part of the activities of “Media independence Program”. This is the second annual report while the

A Violated Freedom: Violations against Freedom of Media


This is a summary of our report, and it tries to provide an analysis of the figures resulted from monitoring the violations that took place during 2012. The analysis tries to provide an understanding of the context in which such

Egyptian authorities should cancel legislations against freedom of expression

Statement against expanding the accusation by insulting religion All organization signed on this statement show its severe worries about the expansion in accusing citizens and judging them at the charge of insulting religion , the matter that represent a fatal

Violated freedom – attacks against media in Egypt 2011

Within the program of “ media professionalism”, support for information technology “SIT” lunched a new report issuing violations and attacks against media stuff in Egypt during year of 2011 under the name of “Violated freedom – attacks against media in

Series of media violation still lasts

Arresting the photographer of “EL Tahrir “ newspaper while performing his work Support For Information Technology condemns what the journalistic photographer “ Moataz Zaki” has exposed to from attacks while he was performing his work , Moataz was attacked by

Security of Libyan embassy attacks EL Youm El Sabaa’s journalist

Support for Information Technology condemns the violation that the journalist “ Amr Hassan “ – journalist of el youm el sabaa newspaper- was exposed to by the security of Libyan embassy and being detained in “ el Gezira “ police

Continuity of Media Attacks in Egypt

Authorities arrest 3 of media men .and prevent a presenter from presenting her program in one day Support for information technology condemns the attacks against media men that happened in 11/12/2012, this day has witnessed an invitation for civil disobedience

Freedom of Information Act Draft


The bill issued by the Support Center for Information Technology in cooperation with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression addresses the philosophy of providing information demanded by civil society organizations in

A violated Freedom: Violations of Media Freedom in Egypt 2011


Within the professional media program,  The support center for information technology issued  a report on the violations that took place against journalists in 2011 entitled ” A violated Freedom:  violations of media freedom in 2011″. The report addresses violations against

stopping the program of the anchor “Ziad Aly ” – ” Egyptian sun has raised ” program- radio Masr

Support For Information Technology condemns what the radio and television union ban had did by stopping” Egyptian sun has raised “program that is being anchored in” Radio Masr” as a punishment to the program anchor “ Ziad Aly “ as

Parties and Syndicates Bibliography


The Bibliography issued by the Support Center for Information Technology in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation under the title “Parties and syndicates Bibliography ” deals with all studies and books, reports, and scientific research published  bout syndicates’ and parties’

Freedom of Press and Media Bibliography


The Bibliography issued by the Support Center for Information Technology under the title of “Freedom of Press and Media Bibliography ” screens for press offenses from the point of view of civil law and including all the reports, studies and

Civil Society Bibliography


The Bibliography issued by Support Center for Information Technology under the title of ” Civil Society Bibliography ” addresses all the studies, reports and scientific researches issued by the civil society organizations in Egypt. In addition, it includes presentations for

Training Evidence Guide


Training evidence Guide presents a number of training manuals on topics of central importance in the Egyptian arena at present time. It includes training manuals to manage political campaigns, electoral, building political parties, the separation of powers, defining the role

Social Movements Bibliography


The Bibliography deals with social movements in Egypt, during the early years of the 21st century. It includes all the data issued by these movements since there foundation until the preparation of this work in the November-December 2008. As well

Egyptian Civil Society and Information


The Study issued by the Support Center for Information Technology under the title of “Egyptian civil society and information” analyzes the informational structure in Egypt, and includes an introduction and 3 main chapters. The first chapter deals with the legal

Businessmen Between Economy and Politics


The Study issued by the Support Center for Information Technology under the title of “Businessmen between economics and politics (content analysis to press dialogues with Egyptian businessmen)” sheds the light on the origins of the business owners in Egypt since