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Freedom of Media Program Semiannual Newsletter ( January – July 2017 )

Read the full Newsletter in PDF Introduction: No voice other than that of the government On May 24, the government began blocking a number of sites. Most of the blocking operations were directed against news sites...

Criminal defamation restricts the freedom of press … the example of Ibrahim Eissa

view in PDF Cairo appellate prosecutor released journalist Ibrahim Eissa, editor of “Al Maqal” newspaper, after interrogating him in the legal complaint filed by the parliament speaker, Ali Abdel Al, accusing him of insulting the...

Freedom of Media Program “Semiannual News letter”

view PDF Violations against the press and media community have decreased during the previous 6 months parallel to a decrease in political activities and events. We recorded 134 case of violation ranging from arrest of...

(CIHRS) and (AFTE) appeal Interior Ministry decree which effectively transforming Egypt’s borders into prison...

• To advocate for the essential rights of all Egyptians, CIHRS and AFTE call upon civil society organizations to take legal action against Interior Minister Decree 2214/1994 by using the appended petition Days after issuing...

Biannual bulletin for Freedom of media .. first half 2016

Methodology AFTE relies on monitoring by researchers with the media freedom program as well as material circulated on news and other websites and the Journalists Against Torture Observatory. AFTE researchers then confirm and document the...

Rights groups condemn syndicate storming and join journalists in calling for dismissal of interior...

Egyptian Interior Ministry marks World Press Freedom Day by storming Journalists Syndicate The undersigned organizations declare their full solidarity and unconditional support for journalists, the board of the Journalists Syndicate, and its general assembly, against...

The Second Bi-annual newsletter .. Freedom of the Press July-December 2015

to view in English للإطلاع على النشرة باللغة العربية Research By: Wesam Atta Translated To English By: Aida Saif ElDawla Violations against the press and media community in Egypt has doubled in the second half of 2015 compared...

When privacy and press freedom clash: The case of anchorwoman Reham Saeed

What happened? In late October, social media users in Egypt circulated a video recording of a girl being physically assaulted in a shopping centre in Cairo. The video in question shows the attacker violently hitting...

On the military investigation of Egyptian journalist Hossam Bahgat

By Ru'aa Ghareeb "During times of emergency, crisis and war, it will always be natural that the ruling powers resort to actions which they consider essential at the time in order to respond to the...

AFTE publishes a report on the status of foreign journalists and correspondents in Egypt:...

AFTE publishes a report on the status of foreign journalists and correspondents in Egypt: 25 January 2011 - October 2014   The Freedom of Media program at the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, publishes...