Freedom of Media Program “Semiannual News letter”

Date : Sunday, 22 January, 2017

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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 journalists while on the job, prevention from coverage, illegal detention, assault by beating or casing injury and other violations, which have become one of the obstacles against journalism in Egypt over the past years.
Violations decreased by a rate of 55.1% compared to the first half of 2016 where we recorded 303 violations.

The report is based on monitoring by researchers of the AFTE media freedom program, what is published on online networks and news sites, in addition to the group of “Journalists’ against torture”. Researchers then verify the violations through direct contact with victims, their families, eyewitnesses or via posts by victims on their personal facebook pages, in the media or through news published by media and press institutions to which they are affiliated..

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