In Egypt retrial, 2 journalists acquitted, 3 others' sentences reduced
May 8, 2017 2:20 PM ET
New York, May 8, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the verdict by the Giza Criminal Court acquitting Egyptian journalists Hany Salah-el-Deen and Mosad Al-Barbary, and called on authorities to immediately free Abdullah al-Fakharany, Samhi Mustafa, and Mohamed al-Adly,...
Families of jailed journalists in Egypt await outcome of latest trials
May 1, 2017 11:46 AM ET
Every two weeks Mohamed al-Fakharany prepares to visit his brother, Abdullah al-Fakharany, in prison. He packs food, clothes, books, and, most importantly, written responses to his older brother's letters. Mohamed al-Fakharany, who told CPJ that he has never missed...
In Egypt, censorship, an arrest, and court hearings for journalists
November 7, 2016 2:22 PM ET
Restrictions against the press continue in Egypt, with ongoing trials of journalists, some of whom have been in detention for more than three years, allegations that a TV station was ordered to drop a planned broadcast of an interview...
Beyond the pardons, press freedom still under threat in Egypt
September 29, 2015 6:09 PM ET
Today the Committee to Protect Journalists hosted a press conference for three Al-Jazeera journalists who have been convicted in absentia in Egypt. The journalists expressed solidarity with other members of the press who have been charged by the Egyptian...
CPJ urges Sisi to release all journalists jailed in Egypt
September 24, 2015 8:16 AM ET
Dear President el-Sisi: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Egypt, days before you address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.
Egypt's imprisonment of journalists is at an all-time high
June 25, 2015 12:01 AM ET
Egyptian authorities continue to imprison critical journalists while openly pledging media freedom. Egypt has the highest number of journalists behind bars since CPJ began keeping records, most of them accused of affiliation with a banned group. A special report by...
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...
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...