Reporters Without Borders

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


French president asked to broach media freedom during Cairo visit

President François Hollande Elysée Palace 55 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris Paris, 4 August 2015 Subject: Freedom of information in (...)

Published on 5 August 2015 Read


Dismay over latest postponement in Al-Jazeera trial

“This latest of many postponements just increases the tension surrounding the Al-Jazeera trial and prolongs the agony for the station’s three (...)

Published on 2 August 2015 Read


Retrial court urged to acquit when issuing verdict tomorrow

They are Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who were freed on bail, and Peter Greste, an Australian citizen who was deported back to his (...)

Published on 29 July 2015 Read

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