Alaa Abd el-Fattah

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China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists

December 11, 2019 12:00 AM ET

For the fourth consecutive year, at least 250 journalists are imprisoned globally as authoritarians like Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Mohammed bin Salman, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi show no signs of letting up on the critical media. A CPJ...

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Egypt arrests 3 more journalists amid crackdown

September 30, 2019 4:15 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 30, 2019 -- Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalists Alaa Abdelfattah, Nasser Abdelhafez, Engi Abdel Wahab, and all others who have been imprisoned for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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In Egypt, 'freedom' ends daily at 6pm for Shawkan and Abdelfattah

April 2, 2019 4:27 PM ET

Relief over the release of Egyptian journalists Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, and Alaa Abdelfattah from prison last month has been clouded by the conditions of their freedom. "I am happy to see your joy over my release,...

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CPJ's Joel Simon speaks at Press Behind Bars panel

September 28, 2018 2:13 PM ET

Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon addressed a panel event at the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2018. The event highlighted global press freedom violations and the jailing of...

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Live Stream - Press Behind Bars: Undermining Justice and Democracy

September 27, 2018 5:09 PM ET

Event scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, September 28, 2018. Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon, Reuters President and CPJ board member Stephen J. Adler, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who represents the...

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Alaa Abdelfattah

December 12, 2017 4:24 PM ET

Abdelfattah, a prominent blogger and activist who has written about politics and human rights violations for numerous outlets, including the independent al-Shorouk newspaper and the progressive Mada Masr news website, is serving a five-year prison sentence for organizing an illegal...

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Journalists released from prison in Egypt, but others remain

September 17, 2014 3:48 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release on bail of two journalists in Egypt and calls on authorities to free the 11 other journalists still behind bars. The move comes days before Egyptian President Abdel...

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Harsh sentence in Egypt daunting for the press

June 11, 2014 2:06 PM ET

New York, June 11, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the 15-year jail sentence given today to Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd el-Fattah, and at least 24 other defendants, on charges of attacking a police officer and protesting the...

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In Egypt, crackdown against media reaches new lows

March 27, 2013 5:31 PM ET

The government of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi continues to escalate its offensive against journalists. Details of the most recent case, in which an arrest warrant was issued for blogger Alaa Abdelfattah for inciting "aggression" against members of the Muslim...

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In Egypt, crackdown against media reaches new lows

March 27, 2013 5:31 PM ET

The government of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi continues to escalate its offensive against journalists. Details of the most recent case, in which an arrest warrant was issued for blogger Alaa Abdelfattah for inciting "aggression" against members of the Muslim...

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