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African Union
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Community of Sahelo-Saharan States
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The Hermitage
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International Crisis Group
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League of Arab States
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Partners in Population and Development
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United Nations
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News Releases

Egypt - Post Muslim Brotherhood and the Army
2013-08-22
Beit Zatoun
What Future for Egypt? Dr. Gouda Abdelkahleq will be speaking about current events in Egypt at Beit Zatoun in Toronto.
Egypt: Concerns with Draft Broadcast Law
2009-02-14
ARTICLE 19 and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
ARTICLE 19 and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information have serious concerns with the draft Broadcast Law released by the Egyptian authorities. A detailed analysis of the draft Law conducted b...
Egypt: Military police arrest blogger for criticizing armed forces
2011-04-01
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Maikel Nabil Sanad, a blogger and conscientious objector, had been arrested by the military police for allegedly defaming the armed forces in his blo...
Egypt: Security authorities confiscate book about corruption
2009-05-20
Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reports that the Egyptian security authorities have confiscated a book entitled "A Flood of Corruption and the Advance of bin Laden in Algeria" ...
Four Al-Jazeera journalists arrested arbitrarily in Cairo
2014-01-07
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of four Al-Jazeera journalists by the Egyptian secret police in Cairo and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.
IFJ Condemns Killing of Egyptian Journalist in Damanhur
2013-08-21
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists has condemned the killing on Monday night, 19 August, of Egyptian daily Al Ahram''s bureau regional chief, Tamer Abdel Raouf, shot by soldiers at an army ch...
IFJ Condemns Sentences Given to Al Jazeera English Journalists
2014-06-23
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined the world community to condemn today’s verdict by a Cairo court in the case involving journalists from Al Jazeera English
IFJ-FAJ Delegation Urges Egyptian Prime Minister to Release Al-Jazeera Jailed Journalists
2014-09-08
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists welcomes the meeting this morning in Cairo between an IFJ-FAJ delegation and Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab to discuss the imprisonment of the three ...
IFJ hails the strike of Egyptian colleagues denouncing the stifling press freedom in the country
2015-06-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) hailed the strike action taken on 10 June by Egyptian journalists in response to the call made by the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate's (EJS) Freedom C...
IFJ Welcomes Release on Bail of Al Jazeera Journalists in Egypt
2015-02-12
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today welcomed the release on bail of Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, imprisoned in Egypt since December 2013.
International media does not escape violence unleashed by Mubarak supporters
2011-02-03
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders unreservedly condemns today’s shocking attacks on BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, Al-Arabiya and ABC News journalists by Mubarak supporters who were reportedly accompanied by plainclot...
Jewish human rights group welcomes democratic upsurge in Egypt
2011-02-03
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices Canada views the ongoing uprising of the Egyptian people against the dictatorial regime of President Hosni Mubarak as a positive development for Egypt and the rest of the Mid...
Journalists under physical assault in Egypt
2011-02-03
Committee to Protect Journalists
Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak have begun violently attacking journalists reporting on the streets of Cairo today, a shift in tactics from recent media censorship.
Leading news website blocked in 3 Arab countries
2016-01-11
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed its deep concerns today following the blocking of news web site al-Araby al-Jadeed and its English counterpart The New Arab, in Saudi Ar...
Middle East and North Africa: Blogging flourishes; governments block and monitor content
2009-11-06
Thousands of writers, journalists, activists, lawyers and others are expressing their dissent and reporting on social issues by blogging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, says a new report ...
New anti-terrorism law takes Egypt into Orwellian territory
2015-08-25
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a ban on media reports that conflict with official accounts of armed attacks and operations by Jihadi militants. The ban is part of an anti-terrorism law that Presid...
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
2013-11-06
Reporters without Borders
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under way, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures inc...
One year in jail and still no justice for Peter Greste
2014-12-29
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its Australian affiliate, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) in calling for the immediate release of Australian journalist, Peter...
Ordeal continues for journalists detained in Egypt
2014-01-10
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday's announcement by the Egyptian authorities that they are extending the provisional detention of three Al-Jazeera journalists for another 15 days.
Outrage as Al-Jazeera retrial ends with three-year jail terms
2015-08-29
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the three-year jail sentences that a Cairo court, after many postponements, finally passed today on Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, Baher Mohamed a...
Politically-orchestrated trial ends in long jail terms
2014-06-23
Reporters Without Borders
In a sign of the Egyptian regime’s increasingly totalitarian nature, a Cairo court today passed sentences ranging from seven to ten years in prison on Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Ad...
Presidential pardon for Al Jazeera journalists jailed on "terrorism" charge
2015-09-24
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomes today’s presidential pardon for Al Jazeera English journalists Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who had been imprisoned since late August after being convict...
RSF calls for release of six journalists sentenced to life imprisonment
2015-09-30
Reporters Without Borders
While Egypt's president has just claimed on CNN that his country enjoys unprecedented freedom of expression, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that tomorrow a court will begin hearing the app...
"Shawkan" in very poor health after two years of provisional detention
2015-08-14
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders calls for Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid's immediate release and the withdrawal of all the charges against him at his next court appearance on 17 August, three day...
Substantial setback for press freedom in Egypt
2011-04-14
Committee to Protect Journalists
A new requirement by the Egyptian military that local print media obtain approval for all mentions of the armed forces before publication is the single worst setback for press freedom in Egypt since t...

Sources Select Resources

Bloggers Name and Shame Torturers in Egypt
McGrath, Cam
Article
2009
IPS
Egyptian bloggers use the Internet to expose police abuse and torture.
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Connexions Library: Middle East Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Middle East.
CPJ condemns harsh prison sentences for Journalists in Egypt
Article
2014
Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ talk about its opinions on the sentencing of 3 journalists to long prison sentences in Egypt on terrorism-related charges.
Crossing Rafah
Heading to Gaza
Barber, Johnny
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Egypt: Security authorities confiscate book about corruption
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Arabic Network for Human Rights Information
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reports that the Egyptian security authorities have confiscated a book entitled "A Flood of Corruption and the Advance of bin Laden in Algeria" ...
Egypt's civil society facing renewed government crackdown
Human Rights Watch
Article
2015
IFEX
If the Egyptian authorities are successful in their attempt to prevent non-governmental organisations from working, independent civil society in Egypt risks being wiped out.
The End of the "Leaderless" Revolution
A Global Fallacy and the Military Intervention in Egypt
Tugal, Cihan
Article
2013
CounterPunch
When movements don't have (or claim not to have) ideologies, agendas, demands and leaders, they can go in two directions: they can dissipate (as did Occupy), or serve the agendas of others. The end of...
Four Al-Jazeera journalists arrested arbitrarily in Cairo
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of four Al-Jazeera journalists by the Egyptian secret police in Cairo and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.
From Portugal to Egypt: a Cautionary Tale
The Anti-Empire Report
Blum, William
Article
2011
CounterPunch
The events in Egypt cannot help but remind me of Portugal. Here, there, and everywhere, now and before, the United States of America, as always, is petrified of anything genuinely progressive or socia...
IFJ Condemns Killing of Egyptian Journalist in Damanhur
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists has condemned the killing on Monday night, 19 August, of Egyptian daily Al Ahram''s bureau regional chief, Tamer Abdel Raouf, shot by soldiers at an army ch...
IFJ-FAJ Delegation Urges Egyptian Prime Minister to Release Al-Jazeera Jailed Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists welcomes the meeting this morning in Cairo between an IFJ-FAJ delegation and Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab to discuss the imprisonment of the three ...
IFJ hails the strike of Egyptian colleagues denouncing the stifling press freedom in the country
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) hailed the strike action taken on 10 June by Egyptian journalists in response to the call made by the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate's (EJS) Freedom C...
IFJ Welcomes Release on Bail of Al Jazeera Journalists in Egypt
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today welcomed the release on bail of Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, imprisoned in Egypt since December 2013.
Journalist harassed and intimidated by police officers in Cairo after article on curruption
Article
2009
Newswatch
Police officers have led organised attacks against Alaa Al Gamel, a reporter for weekly Sout Al Ouma.
Last Sparks From Tahrir Square
Tahrir Square Died, But Not the Revolution
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Once again, the prisons of Egypt are full. The hospitals are overflowing with injured men and women. But the fight, the ‘process’ goes on; it is not dying. Tahrir Square died, but the revolution is ge...
Lavon Affair
Wikipedia article
Article
1954
The Lavon Affair refers to a failed Israeli covert operation, code named Operation Susannah, conducted in Egypt in the Summer of 1954. As part of the false flag operation, a group of Egyptian Jews wer...
Leading news website blocked in 3 Arab countries
Sources News Release
Article
2016
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed its deep concerns today following the blocking of news web site al-Araby al-Jadeed and its English counterpart The New Arab, in Saudi Ar...
A Marxist History of the World part 96:1956: Hungary and Suez
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
1956 was a year of war, revolution, and disillusionment – a year after which nothing could ever be quite the same again.
Massacres That Matter - Part 1 - 'Responsibility To Protect' In Egypt, Libya And Syria
Edwards, David
Article
2013
Media Lens
Where offending states fail to live up to this responsibility by inflicting genocide, ethnic cleansing and other crimes against humanity on their own people, the international community has a responsi...
Middle East and North Africa: Blogging flourishes; governments block and monitor content
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Thousands of writers, journalists, activists, lawyers and others are expressing their dissent and reporting on social issues by blogging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, says a new report ...
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
Article
2013
Reporters Without Borders
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under wa, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures incl...
New wave of attacks on freedom of information
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters without Borders
With the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and major leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood under way, Egyptian media workers are targets of attack. Freedom of information is threatened. Measures inc...
Ordeal continues for journalists detained in Egypt
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday's announcement by the Egyptian authorities that they are extending the provisional detention of three Al-Jazeera journalists for another 15 days.
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Prime Minister Harper - Keep working to free Fahmy
Article
2014
Canadian Association of Journalists
The Canadian Association of Journalists condemns the conviction of Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist who served as Al Jazeera’s acting bureau chief in Cairo, to seven years in prison for terrorism-...
RSF calls for release of six journalists sentenced to life imprisonment
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
While Egypt's president has just claimed on CNN that his country enjoys unprecedented freedom of expression, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that tomorrow a court will begin hearing the app...
Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists
Beiser, Elana
Article
2013
CPJ
The conflict in Syria, a spike in Iraqi bloodshed, and political violence in Egypt accounted for the high number of journalists killed on the job in 2013.
Two years since Rabaa massacre, impunity still reigns in Egypt
ifex
Article
2015
IFEX
On this day two years ago, the Egyptian army and riot police launched a deadly onslaught on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured.
The US/EU Manufactured Egyptian Nightmare has Arrived
The Ogre of Egypt Now Wants a Mandate for Wholesale Slaughter
Kassem, Omar
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Article on the internationally-financed regime of Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt.
Why I quit my job as an investigations editor in Egypt
Allam, Hisham
Article
2013
ICIJ
Hisham Allam is an award-winning investigative reporter based in Cairo. He was an investigative editor for the El-Watan newspaper, but the recent crackdown on the Egyptian press has taken a toll on hi...
Why No Reporters in Suez?
The Real Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Cramer, Mary Lynn
Article
2011
CounterPunch
What is happening in Tahrir Square Cairo has been built on the backs of millions of Egyptian workers who waged 3,000 strikes over the past eight years.

Sources Bookshelf

Press for Conversion #51
May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Why is the U.S. government reviled by so many people in the Middle East and North Africa? This issue looks at the past 50 years of wars and regime changes in the region and unveils a consistent patter...
Recovering Nonviolent History
Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles
Bartkowski, Maciej (ed.)
Book
2013
Essays showing, in considerable detail, the varied roles played by civil resistance in fifteen liberation struggles in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

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