Hisham Barakat

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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...

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With more journalist arrests, press freedom further declines in Egypt

July 6, 2015 3:47 PM ET

New York, July 6, 2015--Egyptian authorities arrested four journalists last week around the two-year anniversary of the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, according to news reports and local press freedom groups....

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Egypt sentences three journalists to life in prison

April 11, 2015 8:15 AM ET

New York, April 11, 2015--A court in Cairo sentenced three Egyptian journalists to life in prison today, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the convictions and sentences and calls on authorities to stop persecuting the news...

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CPJ urges Egypt to adopt more open press climate

March 9, 2015 2:11 PM ET

Dear President el-Sisi: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about the climate for press freedom in Egypt and to follow up on meetings we had last month with several high-level officials in your administration.

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Egypt detains more journalists as elections approach

April 10, 2014 5:17 PM ET

New York, April 10, 2014--Two journalists were arrested in Egypt on Wednesday and new charges filed against three others, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Egyptian government's renewed crackdown on the press as presidential elections...

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