Egypt / 2009

Bloggers held in Egypt without charge

July 24, 2009 4:32 PM ET

New York, July 24, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Egyptian authorities today to explain why they have detained three bloggers this week without charge.  ...

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As Cairo speech nears, concerns for Obama

June 1, 2009 9:14 AM ET

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing ahead of your scheduled speech in Cairo on June 4 to bring to your attention important matters that are crucial to the long-term success of your stated goal of engaging the people--and not just the regimes--of the Arab and Muslim worlds.

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Egypt must halt campaign against bloggers

March 13, 2009 12:48 PM ET

Dear Mr. President: CPJ is writing to protest the relentless campaign of persecution against Internet journalists and bloggers by Egypt's various security services. Regrettably, the routine harassment and detention of bloggers, according to CPJ research, is only one element of an overall decline in press freedom in Egypt in recent years.

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Egyptian court fines five journalists for covering trial

February 26, 2009 3:50 PM ET

New York, February 26, 2009--The Egyptian judiciary should overturn today's court decision to impose a fine on five journalists for violating a ban on media coverage of a murder trial, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The trial involves an influential businessman who is a member of President...

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Pre-empting the Satellite TV Revolution

February 10, 2009 12:55 AM ET

Uneasy about satellite television coverage of civil strife and economic hardship, Arab governments are trying to reassert control over the medium. Will a new regional agreement halt the satellite revolution? By Joel Campagna...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Egypt

February 10, 2009 12:37 AM ET

Egypt took a lead role in developing a regional charter designed to restrict satellite broadcasting throughout the Arab world. At the behest of President Hosni Mubarak, parliament extended the 27-year-old Emergency Law, keeping intact for two additional years a key tool for stifling free expression. In this environment, journalists...

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Egypt strikes down jail time, upholds fines against editors

February 2, 2009 2:26 PM ET

New York, February 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a Cairo appeals court decision to strike down a one-year jail term against four editors, but condemns that the conviction stands for criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and his top aides....

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CPJ urges Obama to assert U.S. leadership on press freedom

January 12, 2009 10:18 AM ET

Dear President-elect Obama: I am writing as chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists to seek your leadership in reaffirming America's role as a staunch defender of press freedom throughout the world. Journalists in many countries who risk their lives and liberty upholding the values of free expression look to the United States for support.

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