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Menna A. Farouk

Egypt mulls law to protect women's identities as MeToo movement escalates

10 Aug 2020

CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Egyptian lawmakers are pushing for a new law to protect the identity of women coming forward to report sexual abuse and assault as the nation's MeToo movement picks up speed.

Egypt lawmakers approve bill to protect sex assault victims' identity

04 Aug 2020

CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Egyptian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a draft law that would give survivors of sexual assault and harassment the automatic right to anonymity, under pressure to do more to encourage women to report such crimes.

Egypt jails five women influencers over TikTok posts

27 Jul 2020

CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Egyptian court sentenced five female social media influencers to two years each in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of promoting immorality and human trafficking by encouraging women to make money building social media followings.

Egypt jails five women influencers over TikTok posts

27 Jul 2020

CAIRO, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Egyptian court sentenced five female social media influencers to two years each in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of promoting immorality and human trafficking by encouraging women to make money building social media followings.

Shorter hours, cleaner air? Egypt may extend its COVID-19 evening curfew

13 Jul 2020

CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As coronavirus restrictions ease, business is rebounding in Cairo’s cafes, restaurants and shops. In the evenings, the sounds of street vendors plying their wares blends with the honking of horns, as the city gets back to normal.

FEATURE-Shorter hours, cleaner air? Egypt may extend its COVID-19 evening curfew

13 Jul 2020

CAIRO, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As coronavirus restrictions ease, business is rebounding in Cairo’s cafes, restaurants and shops. In the evenings, the sounds of street vendors plying their wares blends with the honking of horns, as the city gets back to normal.

Egyptian women flood Instagram with #MeToo stories as suspect arrested

07 Jul 2020

AMMAN/CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of Egyptian women are speaking out about sexual violence after a #MeToo campaign on Instagram led to the arrest of a man accused of raping and blackmailing multiple women.

Egyptian women flood Instagram with #MeToo stories as suspect arrested

07 Jul 2020

AMMAN/CAIRO July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of Egyptian women are speaking out about sexual violence after a #MeToo campaign on Instagram led to the arrest of a man accused of raping and blackmailing multiple women.

Egypt court jails belly dancer for ‘debauchery’ in social media crackdown

28 Jun 2020

(This June 27 story has been refiled to correct paragraph 8 to clarify details of the law)

Egyptian actor's trans son sued for Instagram post about LGBT+ activist's suicide

25 Jun 2020

CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The transgender son of one of Egypt's most famous actors is being sued for promoting homosexuality among young people after posting on Instagram in support of an LGBT+ activist who died by suicide earlier this month.

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