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The press freedom watchdog has slammed Turkey for charging three journalists with spreading ‘terrorist propaganda.’ Washington warned of a ‘troubling trend’ in the Anatolian country, saying democracy is being undermined.
Turkey’s representative for Reporters Without Borders has been arrested on charges of disseminating “terrorist propaganda.” Rights groups have raised the alarm over the Turkish government’s crackdown on the media.
This was their third detention renewal session since the duo were arrested at the Press Syndicate in May
Striving to change has been the hallmark of Al-Sisi’s presidency over the past two years, yet a lot of potential remains untapped
Egypt is now the world’s second worst jailer of journalists – surpassed only by China. The situation is especially bad for women, who are at risk of physical and/or sexual assault in the staunchly patriarchal society.
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Massive and unprecedented violations were monitored over the course of just one day, says JATO
The journalists have been charged with calling for protests and Al-Sisi’s assassination
“In Egypt, nothing is what it is supposed to be. Wrong numbers, wrong policies, and wrong leaders”
Journalists at Al-Jazeera and other pro-Islamists media were sentenced in Qatar espionage case
He is one of Ethiopia’s most critical journalists. Muluken Tesfaw is in Europe and too scared to return. He doesn’t want to share his location, but talked to DW about press freedom declining dramatically in his country.
Syndicate under pressure by government and parliament
Two fronts of journalists call for emergency General Assembly meeting, one to oppose list of demands and the other to validate support
Journalists draw graffiti at the press syndicate, “journalist dignity is red line” Video by Asmaa Gamal Editin by Omar Korashi
The journalist, Samia Farouk, wrote an article about a lawsuit filed at the Administrative Judiciary to contest the media gag the prosecutor general issued on Tuesday over the case in which journalists Amr Badr and Mahmoud Al-Saqa stand trial
Video by Asmaa Gamal Editing by Omar Korashi
Photos by Ahmed Al-Malky
Photos by Asmaa Gamal
The Egyptian state uses the terrorism law to suppress journalists’ coverage of the North Sinai conflict
The ministry’s email to journalists included an internal memo with instructions on how to handle the media’s presentation of security raid on the Press Syndicate
A General Assembly is to be held on Wednesday, as police continue to surround the syndicate and harass journalists and individuals coming to show solidarity
Law regulating assembly should be brought in line with the Egyptian Constitution, says EU
The Journalists Against Torture Observatory (JATO) documented a 77% increase in the number of violations during the first quarter of 2016 compared with the number of violations during the first quarter of 2015
Dozens of journalists are continuing their indefinite strike, as syndicate officials call upon local newspapers to show solidarity
Journalists held banners calling for the release of their colleagues, while chanting: “journalism is not a crime”.
The protests came after security forces blocked their access to the syndicate and dozens of journalists were assaulted and detained while covering Monday protests
At least 46 journalists targeted, harassed, detained during security crackdown for Monday’s protests
The state carefully directed its security bodies to double efforts in countering such demonstrations
The Dokki protest was dispersed with teargas just minutes after it had begun