Moataz Wadnan

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Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Tahrir square in April 2018 after the results of the country's recent presidential elections were announced. The country's authorities have continued to clampdown on the press using false news charges after the elections, according to reports. (Reuters/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

CPJ calls on Egyptian authorities to release journalists held on false news charges

Washington, D.C., July 10, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to drop the charges against a group of journalists held in pretrial detention for false news and release the journalists immediately.

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Presidential election campaign banners in downtown Cairo on March 7, 2018. At least four journalists have been detained since President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared his re-election bid. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

Censorship tightens in Egypt as el-Sisi prepares for re-election bid

Ahead of elections in Egypt later this month, in which President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is seeking a second term, the authoritarian leader’s government has further clamped down on press freedom, issuing warnings to the media and arresting critical journalists on “false news” charges. Even satirical TV shows have not been spared, with AFP reporting how…

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In Cairo, Egypt, a woman sips on a cup of tea as she sits behind a poster of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who will run for a second term in an upcoming election. The poster reads "We've chosen you for a second term". (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Egyptian journalist detained, disappears in state custody

New York, February 20, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the detention and subsequent disappearance of Egyptian journalist Moataz Wadnan, and today called on the country’s authorities to make public what they know about his whereabouts.

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