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Ahead of March elections, Egypt extends state of emergency and tightens censorship

January 12, 2018 4:04 PM ET

The New York Times reported this week that Egypt ordered a criminal investigation into the paper over its report alleging that an intelligence officer told several TV hosts they should persuade viewers to accept President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The investigation comes in the...

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In response to Trump's fake news awards, CPJ announces Press Oppressors awards

January 8, 2018 5:00 PM ET

Amid the public discourse of fake news and President Trump's announcement via Twitter about his planned "fake news" awards ceremony, CPJ is recognizing world leaders who have gone out of their way to attack the press and undermine the norms that support freedom of the media. From an unparalleled...

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Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM ET

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom. A CPJ special report by Elana...

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Press at risk as EU-based companies export surveillance software to hostile regimes

October 10, 2017 6:02 PM ET

In August, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen told the daily newspaper Information that the government had authorized sales of online surveillance software to several Middle Eastern countries. While acknowledging the potential for human rights violations that could result from the use of these tools, the minister said that Denmark...

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Egyptian crime reporter disappears on way home from work

August 28, 2017 5:50 PM ET

New York, August 28, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of Egyptian journalist Abdulla Rashad, and today called on authorities to disclose whether they have him in custody and why. Rashad, who reports on crime for al-Bawaba News, was last seen leaving the news...

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Egyptian journalist arrested months after acquittal on terrorism charges

August 22, 2017 12:31 PM ET

New York, August 22, 2017--Egyptian authorities should immediately release Hany Salah el-Deen, the former managing editor at the pro-government news website Youm Sabea, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egypt should stop blocking access to rights organizations' websites

August 18, 2017 12:52 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 - Egyptian authorities should immediately stop blocking access to the website of the international press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its French acronym) and the Egyptian group the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egypt censors Al-Mesryoon newspaper, harasses editors

August 8, 2017 5:28 PM ET

New York, August 8, 2017--Egyptian authorities should stop censoring Al-Mesryoon newspaper and harassing its journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities banned this week's edition of the newspaper and summoned Al-Mesryoon Editor-in-Chief Gamal Sultan and Managing Editor Mahmoud Sultan for interrogation, according to Gamal Sultan and news...

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Lens in Exile: CPJ Instagram takeover to put focus on photojournalists

July 26, 2017 12:35 PM ET

To highlight the work of journalists living in exile, CPJ is collaborating with a group of photojournalists, who will take over our Instagram account to share their work, often from the very assignments that forced them to flee. As CPJ's Journalist Assistance Program Coordinator and someone with a background...

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Calls to shutter Qatari media show contempt for press freedom

June 28, 2017 3:10 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt to drop demands that Qatari-funded media be closed as a condition for the lifting of the partial blockade they have imposed on Qatar.

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