Reporters Without Borders


Published on 11 December 2015Read


RSF condemns arrest of yet another journalist in Egypt

Ismail Alexandrani, a freelance investigative reporter and researcher specializing in jihadi movements in the Sinai Peninsula, was arrested at (...)

Published on 2 December 2015 Read


Well-known journalist arrested in continuing crackdown on dissent

Hossam Bahgat, a well-known investigative reporter and human rights defender was Following his arrest on 8 November, officials ordered his (...)

Published on 9 November 2015 Read


RSF calls for release of six journalists sentenced to life imprisonment

Egypt’s highest court, the Court of Cassation, has ordered a retrial of all those convicted in the so-called “Rabaa operations room” case, who (...)

Published on 30 September 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Presidential pardon for Al Jazeera journalists jailed on "terrorism" charge

"The announced pardon is good news for the Al Jazeera journalists, who should never have been tried and jailed in the first place”, said Alexandra (...)

Published on 23 September 2015 Read


Outrage as Al-Jazeera retrial ends with three-year jail terms

“We firmly condemn the disgraceful ‘political’ verdict issued at the end of the retrial of these Al-Jazeera journalists,” Reporters Without Borders (...)

Published on 29 August 2015 Read


Judicial sham must end with acquittal of all Al-Jazeera journalists

This is now scheduled to happen tomorrow after two postponements since 30 July. The three journalists were released provisionally in February (...)

Published on 28 August 2015 Read


New anti-terrorism law takes Egypt into Orwellian territory

“Is journalism is now a crime?” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire asked. “In Egypt clearly yes, because the Sisi regime (...)

Published on 17 August 2015 Read


“Shawkan” in very poor health after two years of provisional detention

Known by the pseudonym of “Shawkan”, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, 28, has been held in Cairo’s Tora prison ever since his arrest on 14 August 2013 while (...)

Published on 12 August 2015 Read

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