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Saudi control of Arab media, lamented by Khashoggi, shapes coverage of his death

October 30, 2018 2:59 PM ET

It is a cruel irony that Jamal Khashoggi's last unpublished column for The Washington Post was a call for press freedom in the Arab world. His homeland, Saudi Arabia, has spent the last three decades and hundreds of millions of dollars to ensure that never happens....

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Live Stream - Press Behind Bars: Undermining Justice and Democracy

September 27, 2018 5:09 PM ET

Event scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, September 28, 2018. Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon, Reuters President and CPJ board member Stephen J. Adler, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who represents the imprisoned Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, speak...

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Egypt sentences photojournalist Shawkan to five years

September 8, 2018 7:58 AM ET

Washington, D.C., September 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an Egyptian court's sentencing of photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as "Shawkan," to five years in prison, and called on authorities to release him immediately and remove any restriction on his release on appeal....

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Egypt extends detention period for four journalists held as part of mass trial

August 21, 2018 5:16 PM ET

New York, August 21, 2018-- Egyptian national security prosecutors ordered four more journalists to be detained as part of a case in which more than a dozen journalists, along with academics and activists, are charged with belonging to a banned group and with spreading false news. The Committee to...

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Egypt extends detention of five journalists

July 26, 2018 2:59 PM ET

Washington, D.C., July 26, 2018-- Egyptian national security prosecutors in the past two weeks prolonged the detention of at least five journalists, according to Egypt's Journalists' Syndicate, the local press freedom group Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), and news reports. Authorities accuse the journalists, who had been...

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CPJ calls on Egyptian authorities to release journalists held on false news charges

July 10, 2018 11:31 AM ET

Washington, D.C., July 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to drop the charges against a group of journalists held in pretrial detention for false news and release the journalists immediately....

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Egyptian authorities detain blogger Wael Abbas

May 23, 2018 4:06 PM ET

New York, May 23, 2018--Egyptian authorities should release immediately Wael Abbas, a blogger who has documented Egyptian police abuse, and end their senseless campaign against the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police at dawn today detained Abbas at his Cairo home and took him to an...

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Military court in Egypt sentences journalist to 10 years in jail

May 22, 2018 4:07 PM ET

New York, May 22, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned the sentencing today of Egyptian freelancer Ismail Alexandrani. A military court in Cairo found Alexandrani guilty of being a member of a banned organization and spreading false news, and sentenced the journalist to 10 years in prison, according...

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CPJ alarmed by Egypt's detention of video blogger Shadi Abu Zaid

May 8, 2018 1:47 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the detention of Shadi Abu Zaid, a video blogger who produces and anchors his own satirical news show....

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Egypt arrests 3 local journalists in 24 hours

April 6, 2018 5:03 PM ET

Washington, D.C., April 6, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to immediately release three journalists who have been taken into police custody or disclose their whereabouts and accusations against them....

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