Thursday , 24 September 2020
Home /

Blog Archives

Death or jail: Egypt’s medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egyptian healthcare workers find themselves in a precarious position, with many forced to choose between risking their lives in the fight against Covid-19 and being arrested for voicing safety concerns or criticising the government’s handling of the public health crisis.

Read More »

Egypt is targeting ‘evil people’ instead of fighting Covid-19

These days, if you go walking in the “well-guarded city” – the “Al-Mahrusa” as Cairo has been dubbed – after 8pm, you will see only policemen patrolling the empty streets, enforcing the exceptional rules laid down by the government to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Read More »

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

A doctor arrested after writing an article about Egypt’s fragile health system. A pharmacist picked up from work after posting online about a shortage of protective gear. An editor taken from his home after questioning official coronavirus figures. A pregnant doctor arrested after a colleague used her phone to report …

Read More »

‘Fear is overcoming me’: Egypt cracks down harder on media amid pandemic

When the editor-in-chief of Egypt’s most prominent investigative media outlet was arrested by security forces last month outside Cairo’s notorious Tora prison complex, Leena al-Deeb grabbed her phone to inform her best friend, a local journalist.

Read More »

Egyptian state media accuses doctors of treason for speaking up on coronavirus crisis

Egyptian doctors have expressed anger in recent days, accusing the authorities of neglecting them and failing to protect and provide them with the protective equipment they need. In response, media outlets close to the government accused the doctors of treason, not sacrificing for the sake of the nation and even taking part in plans by …

Read More »