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Press freedom is tool of general freedoms; not for journalists alone: INTERVIEW

The head of Egypt’s press syndicate believes the country’s media landscape is spiralling deeper into disarray as a result of political turmoil unleashed by the 2011 revolution, saying regulatory legislation is necessary to overhaul the industry.

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Journalists’ Syndicate welcomes approval of syndicate for media professionals

The Journalists’ Syndicate has welcomed the Cabinet’s decision to approve the creation of a syndicate for media professionals, saying that the proposed body will allow for the creation of a much-needed charter for media standards, as well as better supervision of the media industry.

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Several complaints to release detainees, cease clear violations of the law

n the wake of continued violations by police and courts of renewing the detention of prominent political detainees on charges not punishable by law, human rights organisations, syndicates and individuals have issued several complaints demanding justice.

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782 documented violations against journalists in 2015

he Freedoms Committee of Egypt’s Press Syndicate issued Sunday its first annual report on the conditions of journalists during the past year, highlighting the harsh work conditions and daily violations committed against reporters and workers in the field.

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Holding perpetuators of torture abuse accountable difficult but not impossible

Increasingly, those held under security custody have found ways to publish the torture they are subject to in the opaque realm of Egypt’s detention centres. Media reports, the Ministry of Interior when pushed, NGOs and lawyers have reported a series of deaths in police custody as a result of torture. …

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