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Egypt moves to brand ‘opposition’ media as terrorist entities

Egyptian lawmakers should reject legislation that would allow media outlets to be branded as “terrorist entities”, the International Press Institute, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, said today. Last week, the Egyptian parliament’s legislative and constitutional affairs committee approved an amendment to the Egyptian penal code which would […]

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Four arrested in Egyptian raid on Turkish news agency

Egyptian security forces have raided the headquarters of the Turkish state news agency in Cairo, arresting three Egyptian journalists and one Turkish journalist. The police raid on the Anadolu Agency (AA) offices took place on the evening of Tuesday, January 14. The reason for their arrest is unclear and the location of the four journalists […]

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Three years behind bars: IPI demands end to illegal detention of Mahmoud Hussein

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, today commended the continued illegal detention of prominent Al Jazeera journalist and IPI member Mahmoud Hussein, who has now spent three years behind bars in Egypt’s shadowy prison system. Despite never having been charged, tried or convicted, the Egyptian national has […]

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Disappearances and detentions continue in another dark year for Egyptian journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the continued disappearances and arbitrary detention of journalists in Egypt and called on authorities to immediately release all those swept up in a recent crackdown. The last three months have seen the biggest wave of […]

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