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NEGAD EL-BORAI CALLED FOR A FIFTH INVESTIGATION SESSION FOR DRAFTING AN ANTI-TORTURE BILL

Cairo May 16, 2016 – Judge Abdulshafy Othman, the judge tasked by the Minister of Justice, called Attorney-at –law Negad El Borai for an investigation audience on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 3 PM as part of an investigation conducted regarding United Group’s role in...
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State of Media Freedoms in the Arab World: Initial Report for 2015

SANAD’s Statistics: 58 journalists were killed, including 30 by DA’ESH   Journalists Faced 3.863 Violations in the Arab World in 2015     70% of journalists intentionally killed were shot to death by DA’ESH in public.  69 journalists were kidnapped,...
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Call to protect Syrian journalists and media activists in Turkey

“Naji al Jerf” has been assassinated in Gaziantep City with a silencer-equipped pistol, as were “Ibrahim Abdul Kader” a member of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS)” and his colleague “Fares Hammadi”, who was found beheaded in Turkish city of Urfa by unknown...
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Terrorism is not an excuse to restrict fundamental freedoms

Geneva 6 January 2016 (PEC) One year ago on 7 January a massacre took place in Paris killing 8 journalists and media workers at the Charlie Hebdo publication and 4 other people. The heinous act had no justification and was a despicable act of terrorism. It reminds us all that in...
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CPJ: 69 Journalists Killed in 2015/Motive Confirmed

69 Journalists Killed in 2015/Motive Confirmed Terminology explained Zakaria Ibrahim, Al-Jazeera December 7, 2015, in Taldou, Homs province, Syria Hindia Haji Mohamed, Radio Mogadishu, Somali National TV December 3, 2015, in Mogadishu, Somalia Guillaume Barreau-Decherf, Freelance...
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World’s Press Calls on Turkish Authorities to Respect Independent Media

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Paris on 12th December 2015, calls for renewed global solidarity with the Turkish press in the wake of continuing attacks and the government’s hard-line stance against independent, free...
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‘International Declaration and Best Practices’ to promote journalists’ safety launched

GENEVA, Dec 9, 2015 – The International Press Institute (IPI), Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN), Geneva Global Media and the Geneva Press Club today presented the International Declaration and Best Practices on the Promotion of Journalists Safety at an event organised in Geneva....
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CPJ calls on Egypt to release imprisoned journalist

CPJ- New York, November 19–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egypt to release Abdelrahman Abu Ouf, deputy editor-in-chief of Al Mesryoon, who was arrested Saturday, according to reports. The ongoing crackdown on press also included the brief detention of a...
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Media Freedom Status in the Arab World Report of October 2015

There were 302 gross violations comprising 41% of total violations The Israeli occupying forces committed 329 violations, the most of any group. 129 violations were committed against Iraqis. 88 journalists were physically attacked… 84 journalists sustained bodily injury… 74...
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