CPJ cautiously welcomes Morsi's step to drop complaints
April 10, 2013 6:15 PM ET
New York, April 10, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's announcement that he will withdraw legal complaints against journalists who "spread wrong information." The announcement was posted on the presidency's Twitter account and confirmed by Presidential spokesman Ehab Fahmy.
"This is an encouraging sign at a time when journalists have been targeted and exposed to increasing hostility," said CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour. "President Morsi must now withdraw all complaints against journalists whom his office has accused of either insulting the President or religion."
Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan finally free after over 5 years in jail
March 4, 2019 2:10 AM ET
Washington, D.C., March 4, 2019--Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, was today released from prison after spending over five years in detention on anti-state charges, according to a post from his Twitter account. According to news reports, Shawkan said he was officially approved for release on...
Military court in Egypt sentences journalist to 10 years in jail
May 22, 2018 4:07 PM ET
New York, May 22, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned the sentencing today of Egyptian freelancer Ismail Alexandrani. A military court in Cairo found Alexandrani guilty of being a member of a banned organization and spreading false news, and sentenced the journalist to 10 years in prison, according...
Egypt should stop blocking access to rights organizations' websites
August 18, 2017 12:52 PM ET
Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 - Egyptian authorities should immediately stop blocking access to the website of the international press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its French acronym) and the Egyptian group the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....