Alerts   |   Egypt

Bloggers held in Egypt without charge

New York, July 24, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Egyptian authorities today to explain why they have detained three bloggers this week without charge.  

July 24, 2009 4:32 PM ET


Letters   |   Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, USA

As Cairo speech nears, concerns for Obama

Dear Mr. President: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing ahead of your scheduled speech in Cairo on June 4 to bring to your attention important matters that are crucial to the long-term success of your stated goal of engaging the people--and not just the regimes--of the Arab and Muslim worlds.

Letters   |   Egypt

Egypt must halt campaign against bloggers

Dear Mr. President: CPJ is writing to protest the relentless campaign of persecution against Internet journalists and bloggers by Egypt's various security services. Regrettably, the routine harassment and detention of bloggers, according to CPJ research, is only one element of an overall decline in press freedom in Egypt in recent years.

March 13, 2009 12:48 PM ET


Alerts   |   Egypt

Egyptian court fines five journalists for covering trial

New York, February 26, 2009--The Egyptian judiciary should overturn today's court decision to impose a fine on five journalists for violating a ban on media coverage of a murder trial, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The trial involves an influential businessman who is a member of President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party.

February 26, 2009 3:50 PM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Pre-empting the Satellite TV Revolution

Uneasy about satellite television coverage of civil strife and economic hardship, Arab governments are trying to reassert control over the medium. Will a new regional agreement halt the satellite revolution? By Joel Campagna
February 10, 2009 12:55 AM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   Egypt

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Egypt

Egypt took a lead role in developing a regional charter designed to restrict satellite broadcasting throughout the Arab world. At the behest of President Hosni Mubarak, parliament extended the 27-year-old Emergency Law, keeping intact for two additional years a key tool for stifling free expression. In this environment, journalists continued to fend off a rash of politically motivated court cases filed by members of the ruling National Democratic Party and other government surrogates.

February 10, 2009 12:37 AM ET


Alerts   |   Egypt

Egypt strikes down jail time, upholds fines against editors

New York, February 2, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes a Cairo appeals court decision to strike down a one-year jail term against four editors, but condemns that the conviction stands for criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and his top aides.

February 2, 2009 2:26 PM ET


Letters   |   Azerbaijan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Sudan, Tunisia, USA

CPJ urges Obama to assert U.S. leadership on press freedom

Dear President-elect Obama: I am writing as chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists to seek your leadership in reaffirming America's role as a staunch defender of press freedom throughout the world. Journalists in many countries who risk their lives and liberty upholding the values of free expression look to the United States for support.

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