Two journalists arrested on arrival at Cairo airport

first_img Receive email alerts February 6, 2021 Find out more He is the author of a recent book entitled “Into the hands of soldiers” about the 2013 military coup that brought Gen. Sisi to power in Egypt. Last year, he covered the very sensitive subject of relations between Egypt and Israel. “What is Egypt afraid of when it prevents foreign journalists from returning to the country and arrests returning Egyptian journalists?” RSF’s Middle East desk said. “More than 30 journalists are currently in prison in Egypt just for doing their job as reporters. We call on the Egyptian authorities to stop this persecution and to free the imprisoned journalists.” to go further February 1, 2021 Find out more He is accused of spreading false information on social networks, a charge that is constantly used in Egypt to silence journalists who contradict the official version of events. He previously spent 16 months in prison, from 2013 to 2015, on similar charges before being acquitted. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Imprisoned Organisation RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Egypt is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. David Kirkpatrick, a New York Times reporter who was the newspaper’s Cairo bureau chief from 2011 to 2015, spent seven hours being held incommunicado at the airport on 18 February before being expelled. Follow the news on Egypt Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff from left to right : Ahmed Gamal Zyada and David Kirkpatrick February 20, 2019 Two journalists arrested on arrival at Cairo airport News Two journalists have been detained on landing at Cairo airport in the past few weeks. One, a US reporter, was denied entry and put on a flight back to Europe. The other, an Egyptian photojournalist, was imprisoned. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns these latest examples of the Egyptian regime’s persecution of the media. The Egyptian photojournalist Ahmed Gamal Zyada was arrested by Cairo airport security on his return from a long stay in Tunisia on 29 January. His family then spent two weeks without knowing where he was being held and without any official confirmation that he had been detained. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Imprisoned News January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img

Limerick remembers Orlando victims

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick remembers Orlando victimsBy Alan Jacques – June 13, 2016 945 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedLGBTIlimerickOrlando Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebookcenter_img AN online book of condolences in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting tragedy will open at 10am, this Tuesday, June 14 on, the Limerick LGBTI community will hold a candlelight vigil in Arthur’s Quay Park this Wednesday, June 15 at 6.30pm.The vigil is being held in solidarity with families, friends, loved ones and LGBT+ community and wider community in Florida, and in solidarity with all the people around the world who have been and continue to be affected by terrorism and all forms of violence and oppression. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Members of the public are encouraged to bring a candle and rainbow colours, flags paint or clothing. All are welcome to attend. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDouble first for Limerick poet Ron CareyNext articleAppeal to find woman (34) missing in Limerick Alan Jacques Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img