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Mahmoud Hussein: 1000 Days Behind Bars

No formal charges. No trial. No conviction. Yet this Monday, September 16, jailed Al Jazeera journalist and International Press Institute (IPI) member Mahmoud Hussein will complete 1,000 days behind bars in Egypt. The Qatar-based Egyptian national is among three dozen journalists arbitrarily detained by the government of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, whose country is among […]

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Egypt: Mahmoud Hussein completes 1000 days in prison

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, repeats its call on Egypt to free Al Jazeera journalist and IPI member Mahmoud Hussein, who has now spent 1,000 days behind bars. Hussein was arrested on December 20, 2016, upon arriving at Cairo airport and accused of “disseminating false […]

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U.N., Japan should urge Egypt to release jailed journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, today urged the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the U.N. secretary general, António Guterres, to raise the issue of jailed journalists with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Al-Sisi, who is also the current chairperson of the African Union, is in […]

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Egypt’s Moataz Wadnan: Jailed for conducting an interview

In February 2018, Egyptian journalist Moataz Wadnan conducted an interview. A few days later, he was arrested. After more than a year in temporary custody, Wadan remains in solitary confinement in one of Egypt’s most notorious prisons. The arrest Moataz Wadnan was born in Giza on November 20, 1980, and followed his passion for journalism […]

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