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Egypt removes media mention from terrorism law

The Egyptian parliament has reversed its decision to specifically include media outlets in its anti-terrorism law, but rights advocates say the action is mainly window dressing and won't help protect journalists.

CAIRO — In a move described by lawyers and free speech advocates as a "charade," the Egyptian parliament has removed media platforms from the government’s definition of terrorist parties. 

In a U-turn, parliament this month decided to exclude language it had just weeks ago written into a proposed amendment to the controversial 2015 anti-terrorism law.

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