An imprisoned Egyptian poet has warned that he will escalate his hunger strike tomorrow in protest against his ongoing incarceration.
Reporters Without Borders calls for Egypt to release Tawfik Ghanem
Reporters Without Borders has called on the Egyptian authorities to release Tawfik Ghanem, the former bureau chief of the Anadolu Agency office in Cairo, noting that he had begun his third year in detention without being brought to trial.
Egypt adds 81 names to ‘terror list’ including ‘unprecedented’ number of journalists
The Egyptian government has added the names of 81 human rights defenders to its “terrorism list”, drawing condemnation from Egyptian human rights groups who are calling the decision “arbitrary and retaliatory” while warning that it will be used as a tool to silence dissidents.
Fears Twitter cull of dormant accounts could lock out imprisoned activists
A planned cull of Twitter accounts that have been inactive for more than six months has raised concerns among human rights defenders, who fear the impact on imprisoned activists.
Journalism Is a ‘Crime’ in Egypt; Pens and Cameras Behind Bars
The Egyptian political scene is witness to clear confusion, which is, apparently, demonstrated by the arbitrary arrests of journalists and human rights activists. At the same time, dozens have been released through presidential pardons – a situation that could hint at disagreements between the country’s sovereign and security institutions.
Egypt jails YouTuber on claims her children committed incest
An Egyptian YouTuber named Heba El-Sayed has recently made news headlines after claiming in a video on her YouTube channel that she found out that her seemingly teenage son and daughter had committed incest.
Press Freedom Index: MENA countries go from bad to worse
Most Arab states saw a decline in press freedoms over the past year, according to the 2023 World Press Freedom Index.
Egypt’s ‘national dialogue’ to kick off on Wednesday
Egypt’s long-awaited “National Dialogue” is set to kick off on Wednesday, almost a year after being initiated by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
Al Jazeera journalist released from detention in Egypt
Egyptian authorities have released Al Jazeera journalist Hisham Abdelaziz after he was held for almost four years in pre-trial detention.
Egyptian TikTok Influencer Salma El-Shimy Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for ‘Inappropriate Content’
Egyptian TikTok Influencer Salma El-Shimy Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for ‘Inappropriate Content’ The Economic Misdemeanor Court in Alexandria sentenced Egyptian TikTok influencer Salma El-Shimy, convicted of filming and broadcasting inappropriate content, to two years in prison and a fine of EGP 100,000 (USD 3230) on Tuesday, 18 April.