Reda Helal

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Reda Helal

December 12, 2017 4:14 PM ET

Helal, an editor with Egypt's semiofficial daily Al-Ahram, has been missing since August 11, 2003. Helal, considered controversial by some because of his outspoken support for the U.S.-led war in Iraq, was last seen entering his home in the capital,...

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News Wrap for 8/15/08

August 15, 2008 11:19 AM ET

The Miami Herald is covering news out of Colombia that TV network Telesur has again been accused of having ties to FARC rebels. A journalist for the network has been fingered by the government after his name was allegedly...

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Still no word, five years after editor disappeared

August 11, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 11, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by the failure of the Egyptian authorities to shed light on the disappearance of a prominent journalist, five years ago today, in one of the most secure districts in...

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Journalists Missing

February 12, 2008 12:00 AM ET

CPJ research indicates that the following journalists have disappeared while doing their work. Although some of them are feared dead, no bodies have been found, and they are therefore not classified as "Killed." If a journalist disappeared after being held...

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The Forgotten Man: Audio Slide Show

October 17, 2007 8:47 PM ET

Al-Ahram editor Reda Helal disappeared. Now all memory of him may vanish too....

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The Forgotten Man: CPJ Special Report

October 17, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Reda Helal vanished in central Cairo four years ago. Now, even the memory of the prominent state editor has nearly disappeared. Why have the government and the press ignored his case?...

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Backsliders: The 10 countries where press freedom has most deteriorated

May 1, 2007 2:10 AM ET

New York, May 2, 2007--Three nations in sub-Saharan Africa are among the places worldwide where press freedom has deteriorated the most over the last five years, a new analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. Ethiopia, where the...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Egypt

February 16, 2006 11:35 AM ET

EGYPT Press freedom was dealt a triple blow in 2005—in Parliament, in court, and on the street. President Hosni Mubarak failed to honor promises made in 2004 to introduce legislation that would decriminalize press offenses. A criminal court handed jail...

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Two years after an Egyptian editor's disappearance, no answers and few details

August 11, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 11, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed its dismay today that an Egyptian editor is still missing two years after his disappearance in central Cairo. CPJ urgently called on Egypt's government to locate Reda Helal, deputy editor...

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Disappeared: Guy-André Kieffer missing in Ivory Coast

May 17, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Politics, money, and the press stir a mysterious case. By Julia Crawford...

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