Category: journalists

Egypt’s jailed journalists: In numbers 0

Egypt’s jailed journalists: In numbers

The UN cultural agency, UNESCO has awarded its World Press Freedom Prize to imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, despite criticism from the government of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi following the announcement last week. The president of the independent jury that selects the award’s recipient, Maria Ressa, said the honour pays tribute to the “courage, resistance…

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365 days below Trump: ‘Wrestle of attrition’ on journalists

Right-wing US President Donald Trump’s crackdown on press freedoms started on his first day in office, January 20, 2017, according to rights groups and reporters. Aaron Cantu, an independent journalist, was one of several journalists who were arrested along with protesters, bystanders, legal observers and medics during an anti-fascist bloc march against the inauguration in…

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Myanmar entreated to free Reuters journalists

A media watchdog has accused authorities in Myanmar of acts of intimidation against journalists, as it renewed a call for the “immediate and unconditional release” of two Reuters reporters arrested last week. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were taken into custody on December 12 after being invited to dine with police officers on the outskirts of Myanmar’s largest city,…

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Legend excessive 262 journalists imprisoned in 2017: CPJ

The number of journalists jailed reached a record high this year amid an aggressive crackdown by government authorities. A total of 262 reporters were put behind bars for their work in 2017, a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) revealed on Wednesday. “It is shameful that for the second year in a…