Egypt still hounding reporters one year after “national human rights strategy” launch
The Egyptian government’s systematic persecution of journalists has not let up since it launched a “national strategy for human rights” one year ago, says Reporters Without Borders.
Vietnamese video blogger Do Cong Duong dies in prison
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is dismayed to learn that Do Cong Duong, a jailed citizen-journalist who had been extremely ill for months, died in detention last week.
Despite series of presidential pardons, Egypt still holding 21 journalists
RSf welcomes the release of 5 journalists in recent months in Egypt but points out that the entire country is an open prison and that 21 journalists are still jailed, including Alaa Abdel Fattah, who completed his fourth month on hunger strike.
Saudi crown prince in Paris, despite Khashoggi murder and 27 journalists in prison
RSF reminds France’s president that Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom he plans to meet tomorrow in Paris, is currently detaining at least 27 journalists and bloggers and is suspected of having ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s October 2018 murder.
Macron urged to press Sisi to free Egyptian journalists during Paris meeting
Ahead of French President Emmanuel Macron’s meeting with his Egyptian counterpart in Paris on 22 July, RSF urged Macron to raise the fate of Alaa Abdel Fattah and the 22 journalists who are detained arbitrarily in Egypt.
“Free Alaa Abdel Fattah or he will die in prison”
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Alaa Abdel Fattah, an Egyptian blogger and political activist whose health is worsening by the day as a result of the hunger strike he began on 2 April, more than 70 days ago.