Al Jazeera journalists arrested

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Egypt News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison February 6, 2021 Find out more to go further News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa center_img Receive email alerts Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) protested today to the Egyptian government about the arrest of two journalists from the Qatari TV station Al Jazeera, cameraman Mohamed Izz-Eddin En-Najjar and sound engineer Mohamed Eid Jalal. “We ask that arbitrary arrests like this do not happen again and that you ensure the media can freely do their work,” RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to interior minister Habib Ibrahim Habib al-Adli.According to the information collected by RSF, the two journalists were picked up on the morning of 5 March in Alexandria after they had filmed a student demonstration at the university in support of the Palestinian people and the second Intifada. They were arrested as they were putting their equipment back in their vehicle and police seized their camera, film and the vehicle. The cameraman was freed nearly three hours later and the sound engineer the following afternoon. The authorities said they had been arrested because they did not have permission to film inside the university. The material has been restored to the team. February 1, 2021 Find out more March 6, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al Jazeera journalists arrested RSF_en News News January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img

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