New York, April 10, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's announcement
that he will withdraw legal complaints against journalists who "spread wrong information." The announcement was posted on the presidency's Twitter account
by Presidential spokesman Ehab Fahmy.
"This is an encouraging sign at a time when journalists have been targeted and exposed to increasing hostility," said CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour. "President Morsi must now withdraw all complaints against journalists whom his office has accused of either insulting the President or religion."