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Journalists act out in defence of co-defendant journalist Youssef Shaaban

  /  May 20, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Mahienour El-Massry allowed lawyer visit in jail

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Editor-in-chief investigated for publishing ‘false news’

  /  May 19, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Press Syndicate condemns move, demands prosecution to abide by law

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Journalists’ call for action on 10 June determined ‘not to fail’

  /  May 19, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Organisation and mobilisation for strike to achieve demands from their institutions

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After 496 days in prison, photojournalist Ziada speaks out

  /  May 12, 2015  /  interviews  /  No Comments

“Police should not punish me for photographing their brutality, they should punish themselves,” says journalist

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Less freedom, more violence: Report on journalists’ everyday struggle

  /  May 6, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“I was attacked by a police officer for voicing people’s complaints against him,” says journalist Sally Ghaleb

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Prosecutor General denies investigation of Ibrahim over journalist death

  /  May 5, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Mayada Ashraf was shot by security forces whilst covering 2014 protest

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United Nations Security Council: A flash of accountability?

  /  May 3, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

Some consider the sudden show of accountability in Egypt’s political sphere has been contrived as a one-off display to aid Egypt’s bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Amidst massive read the rest…

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116 documented violations against journalists in Jan-April 2015: AFTE

  /  May 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Documented violations occurred mostly in Cairo, with security forces largest contributor to violations

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Fear, Oppression and the Egyptian Pen

  /  May 3, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Amr Khalifa To be an Egyptian journalist on World Press Freedom Day (3 May), one must have a healthy sense of ironic juxtaposition. In Egypt, as most journalists and readers know, the words freedom read the rest…

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Why press freedom?

  /  May 3, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Voices from journalists worldwide on World Press Freedom Day

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Arrested journalist recommended by interior ministry: Al-Dostour

  /  April 15, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Police denies involvement in appointing journalist

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48 suspects referred to criminal court in Mayada Ashraf case

  /  April 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Prosecutor General accuses suspects of joining Muslim Brotherhood for non-peaceful purposes

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Last trial session for photojournalist Gamal Ziada commences

  /  April 1, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Press Syndicate members to attend court in solidarity

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For years, journalists fought against restrictive laws and legislation

  /  March 30, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

10 June marks an important day in the history of the ‘battle for freedom’, says head of Press Syndicate

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Journalist arrested for no apparent charges in Qaliubiya

  /  March 30, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Tahrir’s Sayed Fouda was taken from his house by National Security forces, says his wife

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25 January anniversary, 25 journalists abused: Journalists Against Torture

  /  January 26, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rally attacked in front of Press Syndicate

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A view of Egyptian media from outside the snake pit

  /  January 25, 2015  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Wall Street Journal’s Matt Bradley discusses the state of post-30 June media

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What the president did not hear in his meeting with journalists

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

On top of those challenges he noted there is a need for advanced discussions on several issues currently facing journalists in Egypt.

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Officers beat detained hunger-striking photojournalist: AFTE

  /  December 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Rights group files report to attorney general regarding alleged assault on Ahmed Gamal Ziada

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International journalists show solidarity with Egyptian colleagues

  /  November 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Hundreds of Egyptian journalists reject recent pledge by major newspaper editors to support government’s rhetoric

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Gag on media freedom victory for terrorism: Egyptian journalists

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Hundreds of Egyptian journalists have signed an online statement released Sunday rejecting a recent agreement between the editors in chief of several major Egyptian newspapers, in which they vowed to support the government’s anti-terrorism rhetoric. read the rest…

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Amnesty International warns of photojournalist’s ongoing detention

  /  September 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Mahmoud Abu Zied has been imprisoned since 14 August 2013

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Journalist who shot ‘Helwan Brigades’ video arrested

  /  September 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry of Interior says it located her ‘hiding place’ in an Alexandria apartment

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NGO condemns assault on journalist by Al-Ahram security

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The journalist staged a sit-in in objection to his suspension, but Al-Ahram chairman says he was never hired

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Former Press Syndicate chairman’s detention appealed

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Al-Wali had been ordered detained for 15 days in tandem with investigations into charges related to corruption

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Judiciary responds to international criticism of Al Jazeera conviction

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Their rights and freedoms were never violated or infringed upon at any time,” says International Cooperation Department

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Central African Republic: killings in the time of transition

  /  July 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

Peace eludes nation in a rocky political transition

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Convicted journalist appealing prison sentence: Lawyer

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Journalist is charged with inciting sectarian strife and reporting false news

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Facts are stubborn things

  /  June 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  71 Comments

On 5 March 1770, British soldiers killed five civilians in Boston, Massachusetts in what Americans would call the “Boston Massacre”. The incident happened within the larger context of escalating polarisation between factions calling for American read the rest…

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Al-Jazeera Trial and Sisi’s Era

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

“Shocking, appalling, preposterously unjust.” These are excerpts of angry global reactions to the harsh prison sentences of three journalists for Al-Jazeera English by an Egyptian court. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to seven read the rest…

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