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Egypt's new NGO law: Better, or ‘repackaged’ tyranny?

A law governing Egypt's civil society groups underwent numerous amendments before going into effect this month, but is still generating heated debate over its supposed benefits.

Egypt's recently enacted law regulating the work of nongovernmental organizations is continuing to draw heavy fire from many human rights activists who say it's mere window dressing, while others approve, calling it an improvement over the previous version from 2017.

The law, which also covers the broader category of civil society organizations, went into effect Aug. 22 after many amendments and much controversy.

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