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CPJ, 80 media and rights groups urge African heads of state to release jailed journalists

April 6, 2020 2:14 PM ET

CPJ and 80 media, press freedom, and human rights organizations write to African heads of state to call on their respective governments to release all jailed journalists amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Egypt expels Guardian reporter Ruth Michaelson over COVID-19 coverage

March 26, 2020 12:05 PM ET

New York, March 26, 2020 -- In response to Egypt’s expulsion of Ruth Michaelson, a reporter for The Guardian, the Committee to Protect Journalists released the following statement:...

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Police raid Cairo offices of Turkish Anadolu News Agency, arrest at least 4

January 15, 2020 12:25 PM ET

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2020 -- Egyptian authorities yesterday arrested at least four people at the Anadolu News Agency office in Cairo on allegations of spreading false news and operating without a license, according to a report by the agency and other news reports....

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China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists

December 11, 2019 12:00 AM ET

For the fourth consecutive year, at least 250 journalists are imprisoned globally as authoritarians like Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Mohammed bin Salman, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi show no signs of letting up on the critical media. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser...

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Three more journalists arrested by Egyptian security forces

November 27, 2019 12:10 PM ET

New York, November 27, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalists Solafa Sallam, Hossam El-Sayyad, and Mohamed Salah, drop any charges against them, and stop imprisoning and harassing the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egypt raids critical news outlet, detains staff

November 24, 2019 10:51 AM ET

November 24, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned today’s raid on the office of independent Egyptian news website Mada Masr by Egyptian authorities, which included the arrests of three staffers. CPJ called on the government of Egypt to end its campaign of intimidation against the outlet and to...

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Restrictive terms of Shawkan’s release from Egyptian jail highlighted to UN

October 25, 2019 1:14 PM ET

On October 10, Mahmoud Abu Zeid turned 33. It was the Egyptian photojournalist’s first birthday out of prison since his August 2013 arrest. But in spite of his celebrated freedom in March, the police monitoring conditions of his probation have, in effect, rendered his release obsolete....

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Egyptian journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah arrested on false news charges, allegedly tortured

October 15, 2019 12:55 PM ET

Washington, D.C., October 15, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities must immediately release imprisoned journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah, drop all charges against her, and investigate allegations that she was physically abused in state custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egypt arrests 3 more journalists amid crackdown

September 30, 2019 4:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 30, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalists Alaa Abdelfattah, Nasser Abdelhafez, Engi Abdel Wahab, and all others who have been imprisoned for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egypt authorities arrest 3 journalists, block websites amid anti-government protests

September 23, 2019 3:59 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 23, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities must release any journalists arrested covering protests and stop restricting access to news and social media websites, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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