Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi

20 results arranged by date

With press freedom under attack worldwide, US is setting wrong example

May 2, 2017 1:41 PM ET

For decades if not longer, repressive leaders around the world have defended restrictions on freedom of the press by citing examples of Western governments failing to live by their own professed standards....

Read More ›

A Loyal Press

April 25, 2017 8:04 AM ET

Independence means isolation for journalists in Sisi's Egypt By Ursula Lindsey When President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took office in Egypt in 2014, after leading the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, he promised to restore peace and prosperity through...

Read More ›

Egypt-Blog-5.5.Reuters.jpg

Egyptian government clash with Journalists Syndicate marks turning point in censorship fight

May 5, 2016 5:41 PM ET

A standoff this week between Egyptian authorities and the country's influential Journalists Syndicate could mark a turning point in the fight for media control that has raged since before President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took office....

Read More ›

As world leaders take to UNGA stage, CPJ highlights countries of concern

September 25, 2015 12:17 PM ET

Press freedom records of Egypt, Russia, Iran, China, Nigeria, Mexico, Ecuador New York, September 25, 2015--Each year, the world's leaders are invited to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, where they are given a platform to speak freely...

Read More ›

CPJ urges Sisi to release all journalists jailed in Egypt

September 24, 2015 8:16 AM ET

Dear President el-Sisi: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Egypt, days before you address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.

Read More ›

CPJ welcomes Al-Jazeera pardons, calls for all other journalists in Egypt to be freed

September 23, 2015 10:59 AM ET

New York, September 23, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the presidential pardon today of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who have been in prison since they were sentenced in a retrial on charges including "aiding a...

Read More ›

CPJ condemns conviction, sentence in Egypt's retrial of Al-Jazeera journalists

August 29, 2015 7:10 AM ET

New York, August 29, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction of three Al-Jazeera journalists in their retrial in Egypt today. A Cairo court sentenced Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste to three years in prison each...

Read More ›

Egypt's new anti-terrorism law deepens crackdown on the press

August 17, 2015 4:40 PM ET

New York, August 17, 2015--An anti-terrorism law approved by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi criminalizes basic reporting and gives a broad definition of terrorist crimes that can be used to threaten and imprison journalists. El-Sisi signed the measure into law...

Read More ›

CPJ urges Egypt to halt legal clampdown on the press

July 9, 2015 11:56 AM ET

Dear President el-Sisi: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Egypt.

Read More ›

Egypt's imprisonment of journalists is at an all-time high

June 25, 2015 12:01 AM ET

Egyptian authorities continue to imprison critical journalists while openly pledging media freedom. Egypt has the highest number of journalists behind bars since CPJ began keeping records, most of them accused of affiliation with a banned group. A special report by...

Read More ›