Egypt / 2009

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An Egyptian blogger crosses red lines

October 14, 2009 12:08 AM ET

When the Gulf War broke out in 1990, the world watched the horrors of conflict on live television. It caused a massive leap in media. When the Internet became widely accessible later that decade, the exchange of information in a single second signaled the dawn of another new age. News...

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Robert Mahoney writes about Egyptian bloggers in CJR

August 18, 2009 1:05 PM ET

A piece in the Columbia Journalism Review raised questions about CPJ's support of several bloggers in Egypt. The article draws a distinction between journalists who report facts and bloggers who deal in opinion and the promotion of causes. In a companion piece, CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney argues that in...

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Free expression in the Middle East & North Africa

May 8, 2009 5:43 PM ET

On Thursday, I participated in a panel discussion about media in the Middle East at the United Nations to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. Other panellists included Alya Al-Thani, counsellor, Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations; Abderrahim Foukara, chief of the Washington Bureau of Al-Jazeera; Ebtihal Mubarak, journalist...

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Launching 'Attacks on the Press' in Cairo

February 11, 2009 12:25 PM ET

CPJ's launch yesterday in Cairo of our 2008 edition of Attacks on the Press received widespread coverage in the Egyptian, regional, and international media. But not from the state media, which made little mention of Egypt's ongoing repression of the country's press, or of the astonishing number of lawsuits the...

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