Author(s): Miral Sabry Al-Ashry
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Egyptian Law in Communicable Diseases No. Law 152 of 2021, which is sought to regulate procedures and measures necessary to fight the spread of epidemics and pandemics, as well as its implications for the journalistic practice and press freedom in Egypt. The study was underpinning the by the Republican Theory. The study used in-depth interviews were done with 30 Egyptian journalists. The finding of the study indicated that the government placed restrictions on journalists by using Law 152 of 2021 to control the news relating to pandemics, the reason being to allow the government to exercise greater information control through digital policy.