Published on 17 August 2015, ABC The World Today
PODCAST | Egyptian anti-terror law symbollic of increasingly authoritarian government: expert
In Egypt, an anti-terror law has been approved that toughens sentences for crime and protects authorities in enforcing the law. Journalists can be heavily fined under the new law for publishing details of terrorism which differ to the government’s version. Amro Ali, an Egypt analyst from the University of Sydney, told The World Today the Egyptian government is taking an increasingly ‘authoritarian’ direction.
Amro Ali is a Middle East analyst and PhD scholar at Sydney Democracy Network (SDN), and the Department of Government and International Relations, at the University of Sydney. His research examines new spaces of politics and revolution in Alexandria, Egypt. He has a Master of Arts with Honors in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies and a Master of Diplomacy from the Australian National University. He blogs at www.amroali.com and Tweets @_amroali
VIDEO | Amro Ali speaks to ABC News 24 on Egypt’s new anti-terror law