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."
CPJ urges Egypt to release journalists ahead of Eid al-Adha holiday
August 25, 2016 12:59 PM ET
New York, August 25, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Egyptian media reports that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi might release a number of imprisoned journalists ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday, which this year falls on September 11. Award-winning photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, better known as Shawkan, is...