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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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Egypt raids independent website, arrests editor over election coverage

April 4, 2018 4:53 PM ET

Washington D.C, April 4, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the retaliatory measures taken by Egyptian authorities against the independent news website Masr al-Arabia for its coverage of last week's presidential elections and calls on the authorities to release the website's editor....

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Egyptian authorities lash out against media over election coverage

March 30, 2018 3:56 PM ET

New York, March 30, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the actions taken by Egyptian authorities against media outlets and journalists reporting on the country's presidential election, which took place March 26-28....

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Censorship tightens in Egypt as el-Sisi prepares for re-election bid

March 12, 2018 10:34 AM ET

Ahead of elections in Egypt later this month, in which President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is seeking a second term, the authoritarian leader's government has further clamped down on press freedom, issuing warnings to the media and arresting critical journalists on "false news" charges. Even satirical TV shows have not...

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In Egypt, police arrest two journalists for 'filming without a license'

March 2, 2018 3:31 PM ET

Washington, D.C., March 2, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to release reporter Mai El-Sabagh and cameraman Ahmad Mustafa, of the local news website Raseef22, who were arrested in Alexandria on February 28....

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Egypt's top prosecutor orders authorities to monitor media for "fake news"

February 28, 2018 4:58 PM ET

New York, February 28, 2018--Egyptian authorities should immediately cease their intimidation campaign against independent news outlets, and let journalists report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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