Egypt to Ban Photography That is ‘Offensive to the Country’

Egypt is set to shift how it regulates photography in public spaces. On the one hand, it will ease restrictions on street photography, but on the other, it will criminalize taking photos that it deems are “offensive to the country.”

Regulated photography will be broken down into three types: personal photography, foreign media, and cinematography permits.

In a shift, Egypt will not longer require permits for personal street photography. Photography by tourists is allowed with either film or digital cameras (as well as video cameras) without the requirement for a permit or a payment of fees. In an interview, the

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