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Besieged Universities: on student rights in Egyptian public universities post 2013

view full report in PDF The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, AFTE, has published a joint report with the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund, SAIH, on March 21st 2017. This collaboration...

Academic Freedom Bulletin (non-periodical) – Issue No. 6 December 2016

The bulletin was prepared by Mohamed Abdel Salam, a researcher at Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, and this issue covers the period from June 2016 to December 2016. view PDF Editorial Why the university lacks...

No Exit: Intimidation and Extortion Prevail with Increasingly Arbitrary Use of Travel Bans against...

View PDF The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) issued a joint report today on the increasing use of travel bans at Egyptian airports...

In Another Violation of Law and Academic Freedom, “Security Permission” Prevents a Lecturer in...

  The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) has followed the efforts of Mohamed Hassan Soliman, Lecturer at Ain Shams University, to obtain the University approval to his travel to the University of...

Suspects: the security harassment of foreign researchers in Egypt

Mohamed Abdel Salam academic freedom coordinator   Does the security establishment harass foreign researchers in Egypt? From the moment the body of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni was found, the Egyptian security apparatus has been suspected of involvement in...

Cairo University’s termination of academic Kholoud Saber’s scholarship in Belgium and ordering her to...

CAIRO UNIVERSITY’S DECISION DEMONSTRATES THE EROSION OF UNIVERSITY INDEPENDENCE AND ITS RELIANCE ON DICTATES OF MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, WHICH ACTS AS A COVER FOR SECURITY INTERVENTION IN UNIVERSITIES The undersigned organizations strongly condemn Cairo...

Egyptian University Autonomy Day, the 9th of March: The Regression of Academic Freedom and...

The 9th of March marks the anniversary of the Egyptian University Autonomy Day; however, there is still considerable debate regarding the extent to which academic freedom and university autonomy standards are being upheld in...

Proposal of law that authorizes head of universities to expel faculty members is a...

AFTE followed with great concern news covered in a number of Egyptian newspapers regarding the approval by cabinet of an amendment to university regulating laws, allowing the head of university to expel faculty members...

Press Release: The Proposed “Self-Security for Students” is a Setback to University Autonomy

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression followed the latest news cited on a number of websites regarding the letter from the Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Wael El Degwy, to the presidents...

Joint press statement: Human rights organizations condemn terrorist attacks around Cairo University… In the...

The undersigned organizations strongly condemn the criminal bombings that took place yesterday, Wednesday the 2nd of April 2014, outside the Cairo university campus in front of the Faculty of Engineering, which witnessed three explosions,...