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Egypt Journalists

Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists Adjourned AGAIN

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Media

CAIRO, March 19 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court adjourned until March 25 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists after hearing witness test...

Egyptian Journalists Reject Move To Ban Criticism Of El-Sissi Government

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Several hundred Egyptian journalists have rejected a recent policy declaration by newspaper editors pledging near-blind support to the ...

Egyptian Journalists Go On Hunger Strike

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 11.14.2014 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — A number of Egyptian journalists on Saturday joined dozens of political activists in a hunger strike against a restrictive protest law ...

Injustice in Egypt: How Freedom of Speech Could Lose Its Voice

Gilles Raymond | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Gilles Raymond

The images from Egypt, of journalists in cages, should make all of us recoil and react. And stand firm in our commitment to protecting the freedom of the press.

Egyptian President Refuses To Intervene In Al Jazeera Case

AP | Posted 08.24.2014 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday he will not interfere in court rulings, a day after three Al-Jazeera journalists ...

Egypt Rejects Criticism Of Al Jazeera Sentencing

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Media

CAIRO, June 23 (Reuters) - Egypt rejected on Monday foreign criticism of its judicial system and interference in its affairs after a court decision ...

Michael Calderone

Egypt Verdict Against Al Jazeera Journalists Sparks Outrage | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- For nearly six months, supporters of press freedom have called on Egypt to release three imprisoned Al Jazeera English journalists in a wo...

Al Jazeera Journalist Released After Hunger Strike: 'I Have Won'

Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Media

An Al Jazeera journalist who was detained in Egypt for nearly a year and on hunger strike for 149 days returned to his family on Monday. After bein...

BBC News Crew Detained In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media

Three members of the BBC News team were temporarily detained on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt, amidst the country's presidential election. BBC News corre...

Egypt's Free Press Takes A Hit

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2014 | Media

* Journalists on a mission to protect the state * Long tradition of media praise for the president * Dashed hopes of pre...

Al Jazeera Sues Egypt Over Mistreatment Of Journalists

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Media

* Pan-Arab channel accused Cairo of "expropriation" * Three Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt, deny charges * Jazeer...


The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media

Egyptian court denied three Al Jazeera reporters bail on Monday in the third trial for the imprisoned journalists. Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed and...

Public Diplomacy and Press Freedom

Philip Seib | Posted 04.26.2014 | Media
Philip Seib

The White House and State Department need to rev up the engine of public diplomacy and make it more central to U.S. foreign policy. Forcefully defending press freedom would be a good way to start. The world will take note.

Michael Calderone

White House Urges Egypt To Release Imprisoned Journalists | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media

Press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday the White House remains "deeply concerned" about freedom of expression in Egypt following the government's dec...

UN Shows Concern For Detained Al Jazeera Journalists

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.31.2014 | Media

The United Nations is criticizing the recent spate of attacks and harassment against journalists in Egypt, it said in a statement released Friday. ...

Egypt Dismisses Condemnation Over Detained Journalists

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities arrested 11 Muslim Brotherhood members accused of running Facebook pages that incite violence against the police, ...

Al Jazeera Journalists Face Interrogation

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prosecutors say three detained journalists working for Al-Jazeera English are being interrogated on suspicion of having unlicen...

Egyptian Police Seize AP Cameraman

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Police on Wednesday detained a freelance Egyptian TV cameraman who was covering the country's constitutional referendum for The Associa...

Another Journalist Detained In Egypt

AP | TONY G. GABRIEL and MARIAM RIZK | Posted 11.06.2013 | Media

CAIRO — The detentions of an Egyptian labor lawyer and a journalist raised concerns among rights activists Friday that the military-backed gover...

The Horrible Climate For Journalists In Egypt

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.02.2013 | Media

Reporters Without Borders drew attention on Monday to what it called the "heavy toll" on journalists in Egypt in the weeks since the coup that overthr...

Joshua Hersh

Egypt Slams Foreign Press; Several Attacked | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Facing a wave of international condemnation for its approach to a Muslim Brotherhood protest movement, and the soaring violence that followed...

Multiple Journalists Killed In Egypt Turmoil

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.14.2013 | Media

CAIRO -- Three journalists, including a cameraman for British broadcaster Sky News and a Dubai-based newspaper reporter, were killed and several were ...

Should Journalists Be Protected?

Maurice Chammah | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

It is tragic when journalists are killed going about their work, and it is natural to want someone or something to blame. But if every protester can hold up a camera or write a blog and then claim protection, how can journalists demand protection?

Michael Calderone

Journalists In War Zones To Get Medical Training | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Tim Hetherington didn't have to die in Libya. It's that belief that has led Sebastian Junger, a close friend and colleague of the awar...

Journalist Detained, Beaten, Sexually Assaulted In Egypt

Posted 11.24.2011 | World

Mona Eltahawy, a prominent U.S.-based Egyptian journalist, reported that she was detained, beaten, and sexually assaulted by Egyptian security forces ...