New Egyptian law establishes media regulator picked by the President.  The law, approved by parliament and signed into law by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi, creates the so-called Supreme Council for the Administration of the Media whose chairman will be picked by President Sisi and whose remaining members will be appointed by him based on nominations from various bodies including the judiciary and parliament.  The new council is tasked with suing media organisations that violate its regulations, creating a list of penalties, fining media organisations that break licence terms, and can revoke or suspend the right to publish or broadcast.  Human rights organisations and the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists have repeatedly criticised media freedoms in Egypt, which jailed the second most journalists of any country in the world in 2015, according to the CPJ.