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We celebrate World Press Freedom Day in difficult context: EU foreign policy chief
Update: Press Syndicate’s board to stage indefinite strike until the minister of interior resigns
Photojournalists in peril: The curious case of Shawkan
We celebrate World Press Freedom Day in difficult context: EU foreign policy chief
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said in a statement on Thursday that freedoms of expression and press are threatened around the world, adding, “on this day we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day in a difficult context for journalism.” Mogherini asserted that attacks against media and journalists …
Hagar Omran
May 3, 2018
Spielberg’s ‘The Post’: a cautionary tale of press freedom
Detailing a battle for press freedom at the height of the Watergate scandal, Steven Spielberg’s new movie “The Post” echoes loudly today. It’s also a strong Oscar contender after picking up a best film of 2017 award.In his latest film about the battle by newspapers to publish the leaked Pentagon Papers detailing the US government’s …
November 29, 2017
Blocking of websites to be resolved within one week: Salama
The Press Syndicate meeting discussed several issues including the recent arbitrary dismissal of journalists
Daily News Egypt
July 31, 2017
Two months into blocking of websites, more journalists are being cut off
Dozens of journalists reportedly lost their jobs following the blocking of websites since late May
Farah Bahgat
July 30, 2017
Al-Sisi calls on media to support state and patriotism
The president considered state-supporting media as protective of Egypt, called for creating a “phobia” from failure of the state
Daily News Egypt
July 26, 2017
Salama requests meeting with Prosecutor General over journalists’ imprisonment in publishing cases
Head of the press syndicate said that journalists have been released on bail, although a verdict should not exceed a fine 
Daily News Egypt
June 12, 2017
Faiek questions basis for recent decision to block websites
56 websites have reportedly been blocked by the state since late May
Farah Bahgat
June 12, 2017
Journalist accused of violating judiciary’s “prestige” acquitted
I have never heard of such an accusation before, says former head of the State Council
Farah Bahgat
May 9, 2017
New round of elections to conclude Press Syndicate’s leadership
Candidates for both presidency and council seats mobilise for journalists’ votes on 17 March
Daily News Egypt
March 16, 2017
Press Syndicate leaders’ verdict adjourned to 25 March
Syndicate elections will take place before the verdict is being issued
Amira El-Fekki
February 25, 2017
Freedom of expression in Egypt in 2016: an overview 
AFTE highlights freedom challenges, experts provide their evaluation
Amira El-Fekki
February 18, 2017
There should be a balance in media gag orders to protect the public’s right to information: AFTE
There were more than a dozen media gag cases in Egypt since the revolution
Daily News Egypt
December 27, 2016
Parliament passes new media and press institutions law
An independent Supreme Council for Media Organisations should be formed to regulate media and press affairs, according to the law
Daily News Egypt
December 14, 2016
Egypt ranks third in the world for number of journalists imprisoned in 2016: CPJ
Only China and Turkey have more journalists behind bars than Egypt
Daily News Egypt
December 14, 2016
CPJ highlights media crackdown cases in response to Al-Sisi’s claim on a free press
In a recent interview, the president said “people talk as they please”
Daily News Egypt
November 29, 2016
Journalists rally in solidarity with sentenced Press Syndicate leaders
In opening speech, syndicate president considers it an honour to be guilty for protecting essential freedoms
Amira El-Fekki
November 23, 2016
Journalists discuss new circumstances at Press Syndicate prior to open meeting Wednesday
Solidarity with syndicate leaders continues as court sets appeal session for 25 December
Daily News Egypt
November 22, 2016
Journalist Amr Badr recounts Press Syndicate incidents in defence of sentenced leaders
Badr argues that no one was informed of the outstanding arrest warrants, despite inquiries with police stations
Amira El-Fekki
November 21, 2016
Press Syndicate members intended to hide 2 suspects from justice: court verdict’s reasoning
Security reports established that Badr and Al-Saqqa intentionally dragged police into the syndicate to irritate public opinion
Amira El-Fekki
November 20, 2016
Press Syndicate appeals prison verdict against president, board members
Historical verdict against Press Syndicate president and board members sparks condemnation
Amira El-Fekki
November 20, 2016
Press Syndicate president jailed for first time in Egypt’s history
Syndicate leaders receive 2-year prison sentences amid continued government crackdown
Amira El-Fekki
November 19, 2016
Press Syndicate leaders sentenced to 2 years on charges of sheltering wanted suspects
Misdemeanours court orders EGP 10,000 bail, syndicate seeks next steps
Amira El-Fekki
November 19, 2016
173 cases of defamation from July 2013 to August 2016: JATO
9 imprisonment verdicts, 25 fines for conviction, while only 34 were acquitted, according to recent statistical report
Daily News Egypt
November 8, 2016
Family members voice difficulties in visiting detained journalists El-Battawy, Shawkan
El-Battawy is being held in solitary confinement, while Shawkan was transferred to a different prison for unknown reasons
Amira El-Fekki
October 31, 2016
Police justify raid on El-Tareeq website office as precaution ahead of 11/11: staff
Police forces claimed permits were not required as this inspection is on a “friendly basis”, says JATO lawyer
Leena ElDeeb
October 24, 2016
Shawkan allegedly transferred to different prison inside Tora complex
His brother will visit Tora on Monday after failing to visit him last week on the grounds that he was transferred
Amira El-Fekki
October 23, 2016
ONTV channel’s dismissal of host unlawful: JATO
Rania Badawi’s contract was terminated after she criticised the investment minister
Amira El-Fekki
October 18, 2016
Press Syndicate launches ‘freedom to the pen’ campaign
Family supported campaign decries journalists’ detention 
Daily News Egypt
October 12, 2016
106 violations against journalists, more than a dozen behind bars: JATO report
The NGO said security pressure was an obstacle to documenting journalists’ cases
Amira El-Fekki
October 10, 2016
‘Egypt’s human rights shouldn’t have western approach’: Al-Sisi tells US senators
The president has constantly undermined rights and freedoms’ issues; economic and social issues at stake
Amira El-Fekki
October 10, 2016

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