Latest update shows COVID-19 preys on poverty in Toronto


Whether you get COVID-19 or not shouldn’t depend on how much money you make, or the colour of your skin, or what neighbourhood you live in. But the data shows that it does.
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If you’ve seen TikTok in the news recently, it’s likely due to its volatile relationship with the U.S. government, or perhaps one of the weirder and catchier songs that’s gone viral on the platform.But there’s another reason we should be talking about TikTok: last week, Egypt jailed two young women for their “indecent” TikTok videos. Two more women stood trial for similar charges. Since April, at least nine Egyptian women have been arrested for their TikTok videos.One of the women arrested is Haneen Hossam, a 20-year-old archaeology student. Her TikTok presence mostly involves her dancing and lipsynching to Arabic-language music, wearing a headscarf or hood to cover her hair. She was accused of encouraging sex trafficking, for one video she posted in April encouraging other women to post videos of themselves.@haniinhossam11لو سبتك هاتدودي❤️تراك جديد اسمة #حبوب_منع_الحمل @abolilaابوليله♬ original sound - haniinhossam11“Nothing she said in that video violated the law,” her lawyer told the New York Times. “The video is proof of her innocence, not the opposite.”The other is Mawada Eladhm, 22, a former beauty pageant contestant based in Cairo. Many of her videos are comic skits, where she lipsynchs to a clearly incongruous soundtrack, a hallmark of TikTok humour. In another trope of the platform, one of her most recent videos involves her in a shark onesie, with the video edited to shift to her in a nice outfit right as the beat drops.@mawadaeladhm#staylingbyme♬ Bad Boy - Yung Bae & bbno$ & Billy MarchiafavaThese videos, which also feature the influencers putting on makeup, chatting with friends, and driving in cars were found guilty of “violating family principles and values in Egyptian society,” according to the news outlet Egyptian Streets, as well as inciting debauchery and promoting human trafficking.Hossam and Eladhm are both facing two years in jail without bail and a fine 300,000 Egyptian pounds, about $25,000. Three other women were charged for helping them manage their social media accounts, Al Jazeera reported.Eladhm started crying in court, her lawyer’s assistant told Time. “Two years? 300,000 Egyptian pounds? This is really something very tough to hear,” she added.“They have destroyed us, they have destroyed an entire family,” Mawada’s older sister, Rahma Eladhm told an Egyptian news station on Monday, fighting back tears.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by موده الادهم - Mawada Eladhm (@mawada_eladhm) on Apr 22, 2020 at 9:17am PDTThe laws that put these women in jail are vaguely worded and inconsistently enforced, the Times explains. Citizens are allowed to press charges against other citizens, and so lawyers who consider themselves activists and who believe it’s their responsibility to enforce moral ideals will regularly file criminal cases accusing people of crimes like “inciting debauchery” and “spreading fake news.” One such lawyer has filed more than 2,700 of these “public interest” lawsuits, often more than one a day.Several artists and entertainers, including writers, TV hosts, singers and dancers have been punished by these kinds of ruling in the last few years, Egyptian Streets said. In 2016, writer Ahmed Naje was sentenced to two years in jail for writing a novel that featured “obscene sexual content.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by
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