Bassem Youssef

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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.

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We completely agree: Egyptian media in the era of President el-Sisi

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

If there were any doubt about who the presidential frontrunner would be in Egypt's May 2014 elections, the Egyptian media made sure to strongly suggest that then-Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi was the only choice....

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As al-Sisi promises freedom of speech, TV host Youssef is put under investigation

September 30, 2014 4:09 PM ET

The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was given a great platform for his country last week, with a speech at the United Nation's General Assembly in which he said that his "new Egypt" would "guarantee freedom of speech," and...

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Prominent show canceled as Egypt moves to monitor Internet use

June 2, 2014 5:19 PM ET

New York, June 2, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by reports that a popular Egyptian TV host has taken his show off the air, citing harassment. CPJ is also disturbed by reports that Egyptian authorities are moving to...

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Tweets from a night at the 2013 #IPFA gala

November 27, 2013 10:25 AM ET

On Tuesday night, CPJ honored four courageous journalists with the 2013 International Press Freedom Awards. The gala dinner, at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, raised more than $1.65 million for CPJ's worldwide press freedom advocacy. The awardees--Janet Hinostroza (Teleamazonas, Ecuador), Bassem...

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On the Divide: Press Freedom at Risk in Egypt

August 14, 2013 12:04 AM ET

1. Morsi’s Failures By Sherif Mansour In June 2012, three days before Mohamed Morsi was declared winner of the presidential election, Bassem Youssef, satirist and host of Egypt’s “Al-Bernameg,” defended the Muslim Brotherhood candidate during an appearance on Jon Stewart’s...

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On the Divide: Press Freedom at Risk in Egypt

August 14, 2013 12:03 AM ET

2. Military Censorship By Sherif Mansour A swarm of police vehicles converged on Media Production City moments after Gen. Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi announced on July 3 that Mohamed Morsi had been ousted. The compound outside Cairo is home to nearly every...

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At nonviolence rally in Cairo, attacks against the press

June 24, 2013 5:25 PM ET

New York, June 24, 2013--Several journalists were attacked and threatened in Cairo this weekend at a "Say No to Violence" rally organized by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to call on opposition groups to ensure nonviolence on June 30,...

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CPJ alarmed by investigation of its consultant in Egypt

April 2, 2013 3:40 PM ET

New York, April 2, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that its Middle East consultant, Shaimaa Abulkhair, would be investigated by national security prosecutors in Egypt for comments she made about the widely criticized criminal case...

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Mission Journal: Who is a journalist in Egypt?

March 14, 2013 6:15 PM ET

Egyptian journalists, besieged by punitive lawsuits and under threat, agree that under President Mohamed Morsi "there is no press freedom, only the courage of journalists," as editor Ibrahim Eissa put it. What they can't agree on is--in a climate of...

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