Ibrahim Eissa

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Eissa ruling expected soon in Egypt

March 24, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 24, 2008―The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by an upcoming court ruling in Cairo that might send a leading Egyptian editor to prison. The ruling is expected on March 26. Ibrahim Eissa, editor-in-chief of the daily...

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Eissa ruling expected soon in Egypt

March 14, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 24, 2008―The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by an upcoming court ruling in Cairo that might send a leading Egyptian editor to prison. The ruling is expected on March 26. Ibrahim Eissa, editor-in-chief of the daily...

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Egyptian court upholds Al-Jazeera conviction; strikes down prison sentence

February 11, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Egyptian court upholds Al-Jazeera conviction; strikes down prison sentence Cairo, February 11, 2008—An appeals court in Cairo today upheld the conviction of an Al-Jazeera journalist charged with harming Egypt’s reputation for her work on a documentary about torture, but struck...

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Egyptian court upholds Al-Jazeera conviction; strikes down prison sentence

February 11, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Egyptian court upholds Al-Jazeera conviction; strikes down prison sentence Cairo, February 11, 2008—An appeals court in Cairo today upheld the conviction of an Al-Jazeera journalist charged with harming Egypt’s reputation for her work on a documentary about torture, but struck...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Egypt

February 5, 2008 11:27 AM ET

EGYPT The government clamped down on political opposition, tried to suppress speculation about the health of President Hosni Mubarak, and waged a steady offensive against critical journalists, bloggers, and foreign media workers. By year’s end, a full-fledged crackdown was under...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Tunisia

February 5, 2008 10:21 AM ET

TUNISIA In a July 25 speech marking the 50th anniversary of the Tunisian Republic, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali proclaimed that his government had “enriched the information and communication landscape and offered opportunity for the expression of different...

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CPJ testifies to Congress on Mideast press freedom concerns

January 22, 2008 12:00 PM ET

  Washington, January 22, 2008—In testimony today before the House Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee, the Committee to Protect Journalists raised concern about mounting press freedom abuses in U.S. ally nations in the Middle East and urged the U.S....

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CPJ urges Bush to press for release of bloggers

January 10, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear President Bush: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to you in advance of your expected meetings next week with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. We would like to draw your attention to the ongoing imprisonment of two journalist bloggers as well as to other restrictions on the press in each country.

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Egyptian journalists convicted amid wave of libel cases

October 29, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2007—The criminal libel convictions and one-month jail terms handed down Saturday against journalists for an Egyptian opposition daily are part of a government-organized campaign to silence the press and should be overturned, the Committee to Protect...

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Independent editor to be tried in Egyptian security court

September 27, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 27, 2007­­―The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed that a leading Egyptian editor charged with publishing articles about President Hosni Mubarak’s health will be tried by an emergency state security court. Meanwhile, a Cairo court handed jail...

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