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Police officers are seen in Cairo, Egypt, on September 21, 2019. Police recently arrested several journalists covering protests in Cairo and other cities, and authorities blocked news websites and Facebook Messenger. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)

Egypt authorities arrest 3 journalists, block websites amid anti-government protests

Washington, D.C., September 23, 2019 — Egyptian authorities must release any journalists arrested covering protests and stop restricting access to news and social media websites, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Tahrir square after presidential election results in Cairo, Egypt on April 2, 2018. Egyptian authorities stepped up censorship during last month's presidential campaign, arresting journalists on

Egypt arrests 3 local journalists in 24 hours

Washington, D.C., April 6, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to immediately release three journalists who have been taken into police custody or disclose their whereabouts and accusations against them.

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