With elections next week almost certain to give egyptian president abdel fattah el-sisi another term, the government has imposed tight restrictions on free speech reporters aren't supposed to ask people how they vote audie cornish, host: egypt is under a severe crackdown on the eve of its. Freedom of the press is under threat around the world, said reporters without borders (rsf) organization in its annual report for 2017 egypt dropped down two ranks to stand at 161 out of 180 countries globally on the list measuring a country's freedom of the press the 2017 world press freedom index. Geneva (january 25, 2018) – marking the seven-year anniversary of the beginning of egypt's 2011 revolution, the alkarama foundation has today published an extensive report on egypt's widespread and pervasive crackdown on freedom of expression since the country's military takeover of july 3, 2013, it is estimated that. “free press and freedom of information are essential ingredients of any democratic system the regime and many segments of society do not see it this way—they see the exact opposite they see at times of crises we have to have absolute unity,” fahmy told me on november 23, gamal abdel hakim. Following the arab spring there was hope for greater freedom of speech in egypt however, as of february 2012, television journalist tim sebastian reported a re -emergence of fear in egypt once again, i was told, egyptians are starting to look over their shoulder to see who might be. Constitutional freedomlegal detention the egyptian constitution assured the freedom of opinion and expression and the freedom of press and scientific research and the freedom of creation as in the following articles: (47) freedom of opinion is guaranteed every individual has the right to express his opinion and to. On thursday, al jazeera journalists mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed were released on bail after spending more than 400 days in an egyptian prison on charges of conspiring with the muslim brotherhood to destabilize the country peter greste, their australian colleague, was released on feb 1. These are some of the findings in the report from northwestern university in qatar, “media use in the middle east, 2017,” which surveyed attitudes toward freedom of speech on the internet among more than 6,000 respondents in seven countries: egypt, jordan, lebanon, qatar, saudi arabia, tunisia and.
Egyptian mona mahmoud arrested after accusing police of torturing and disappearing daughter zubeida in bbc report amnesty says arrest is latest in egypt's free speech crackdown. Abstract freedom of expression suffers from a ferocious crackdown in egypt because of gaping narcissistic injuries to a chauvinist, patriarchal national psyche that has been repackaged in egypt's early post‐ colonial years decades of cultural and socio‐economic decay has torn egypt's stereotypical psyche between. Geneva (30 august 2017) – the united nations special rapporteur on freedom of expression, david kaye, and the special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, fionnuala ní aloáin, today raised grave concerns with the government of egypt over its ongoing assault on freedom of expression the human. While the current political instability gives room for people to speak out, it should not be mistaken for free speech, abdulla told ims at the anna lindh foundation's mediterranean forum in marseille what is the current level of press freedom in egypt “there is no freedom whatsoever journalists write what they want and.
Speakers at the “al-sisi's egypt: elections, repression, the giulio regeni case” panel during the international journalism festival discussed some of the main issues about the egyptian government and the repercussions suffered by journalists because of the regime declan walsh, cairo bureau chief at the. Following the escalating violent attempts to suppress and divide civil society organizations, restrict their resources, and increase security measures to silence advocates for human rights and freedom of speech and expression in egypt, the egyptian state and media have exceeded all expectations in. New york—simultaneous developments in the cases of writers ahmed naji and alaa aswany this weekend are indicative of egypt's ongoing assault on human rights and free expression, pen america said in a statement today on the same day, writer and founder of the kefaya political movement alaa. By katie coleman introduction rising just one spot from 2014, the historic nation of egypt comes out at 158 out of 180 with a score of 5017 on the world press freedom index by reporters without borders the previous rank is only solidified by freedom house, giving egypt's overall freedom rating 55 out of 7.
By rahul gupta in 2015, president abdel fattah al-sisi told cnn that egypt enjoys “unprecedented freedom of speech” his government's actions, however, betray a considerably bleaker reality as of 25th may, 21 websites have been blocked in egypt, including al-jazeera and its affiliates, the arabic. The cairo institute for human rights studies (cihrs) draws attention to key challenges in legislation concerning the right to freedom of expression in tunisia and egypt in particular, this submission is focused on violations of the right to freedom of expression due to improper laws on defamation, insult, blasphemy, or other.
On june 23, after five months of a trial that made a travesty of its proceedings, three al-jazeera journalists — australian reporter peter greste, canadian- egyptian acting bureau chief mohamed fahmy and egyptian producer baher mohammed — were sentenced to seven to 10 years of prison on.
The egyptian organization for human rights (eohr) has condemned recent violations of freedom of expression and called on the government to accept all freedoms in general and freedom of the media in particular. The space for civil society and free expression in egypt has shrunk even further this week on thursday, al monitor reported that a new protocol has been put in place between the nasser military academy and the country's supreme council for media regulation editors-in-chiefs of news publications are. Un human rights experts have raised grave concern over a widening assault on freedom of expression in egypt, condemning the blocking of scores of news websites and the unlawful detention of journalists some 130 websites may have been banned by the egyptian government on allegations of. Key developments in 2016: egypt was the world's third-worst jailer of journalists in 2016, according to the committee to protect journalists (cpj), with 25 journalists freedom of expression activists documented hundreds of violations during the year, as journalists faced physical attacks and other attempts to obstruct.
To: his excellency zeid ra'ad al hussein, united nations high commissioner for human rights re: call for action to condemn the egyptian authorities' crackdown on freedom of expression mr high commissioner, we, the undersigned organisations, are writing to express our great concern about the. Egyptian authorities in recent weeks have arrested at least 50 peaceful political activists, blocked at least 62 websites, and opened a criminal prosecution against a former presidential candidate, human rights watch said today the actions are further closing any remaining space for free expression. An arrest warrant has been issued for a popular egyptian political satirist, for allegedly insulting islam and president mohammed mursi bassem youssef has faced several complaints over his show, el bernameg, in a case which has highlighted growing concerns over freedom of speech in egypt however he has vowed he.