Justin Shilad/CPJ Senior Middle East and North Africa Researcher

Justin Shilad is a Senior Middle East and North Africa Researcher at the Committee to Protect Journalists.

A child poses for a picture with a poster of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo, August 6, 2015, as supporters cheered improvements to the Suez Canal.

As Egypt-U.S. relationship moves forward, jailed Egyptian journalists left behind

Among the things Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and U.S. President Donald Trump are scheduled to discuss during their April 3 meeting in Washington is Egypt’s fight against terrorism. Egypt’s government has broadly interpreted this fight to include jailing dozens of journalists, including photographer Abdelrahman Yaqot, who a few days before el-Sisi arrives in Washington…

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