Muhammed Magdy

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is received on his arrival at the Bole International Airport ahead of the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 29, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri)

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Sisi now controls Egypt's top courts

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 | Muhammed Magdy, Contributor

Legal experts are questioning the constitutionality of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's use of his new power to appoint judges, raising questions about the future of the Egyptian judiciary.

Egypt steps up strikes in Libya following Coptic bus attack

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017 | Muhammed Magdy, Contributor

The recent terrorist attack that killed 26 Copts in southern Egypt pushed the army to launch airstrikes against militant camps inside Libyan territory.

Egypt’s judiciary takes bold step in showdown with Sisi

Thursday, May. 25, 2017 | Muhammed Magdy, Contributor

The Egyptian State Council decided to defy the law on the appointment of the heads of judicial bodies and nominated only Judge Yahya Dakroury, in a move that may stir a dispute with the president.

Is Sisi undermining independence of Egypt's judiciary?

Wednesday, May. 3, 2017 | Muhammed Magdy, Contributor

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved legal amendments that allow him to appoint the heads of the judicial bodies in the country, which forecasts a never-ending clash between the state and judges.

Will new union chief give Egypt more control over press?

Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017 | Muhammed Magdy, Contributor

Abdel Mohsen Salama, who is affiliated with the regime of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, was recently elected head of the Journalists' Union, raising questions about the state's future role in the media.

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Muhammed Magdy is an Egyptian journalist currently working as an editor for judiciary affairs at the Al-Shorouk daily newspaper and as an editor for political affairs for Masrawy.

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