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The commentary was written on the author’s own initiative and is based on his own experiences. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Arab-West Report’s editorial policy. Comments were made about security in Siwa oasis.
The Press' Syndicate demanded that the security services seriously and immediately investigate in two cases of the random arrest of journalists from a coffee shop and also in raiding the houses of ʿAmr Badr and Maḥmūd al-Saqqā. 
Founder and Executive Director of the Arabic Network of Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Jamāl `Īd, writes on his twitter account:
International reports on press freedoms from Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have ranked Egypt as the country with the second-highest number of jailed journalists in the world. 
For the second time, Egypt has extended the detention of a journalist accused of releasing false news aimed at “spreading terror” and “joining a banned group” by another 15 days pending further investigation, the detainee's family and local media said.
At a time when the Egyptian press market was still discussing the aftermath of the State Security Prosecution’s interrogation of an independent journalist on charges of spreading rumors about the president’s health, a new wave of anger stormed Egyptian society after a misdemeanor court sentenced...
Egypt’s Syndicate of Journalists and the independent newspaper al-Misrī al-Yawm embarked on taking the necessary legal procedures to have the sentence of one-year term in jail and a fine of 10,000 Egyptian pounds against each one of three journalists suspended.
The author discusses different viewpoints on the draft law related to press freedom and states that the removal of the article that prescribes punishment for alleged cases of defamation is a positive step towards democracy.
A few days ago, the Shūrá [Consultative] Council discussed a draft law on amending some articles of the penal code pertaining to publication-related cases. A large number of journalists staged a sit-in in protest against the proposed amendments, describing them as a setback to the freedom of...
In a series of articles the author discusses the issue of journalists’ demands to have the penalty of imprisonment for publishing-related charges removed and the need to include certain criteria into legislative debates over this draft law, such as guaranteeing journalists’ rights of free...
The article focuses on the referral of Sawt al-Umma journalists to the criminal court over accusations that they slandered judges by publishing a so-called black list of judges involved in rigging the last parliamentary elections.
A new Kuwaiti press law prohibits the imprisonment of journalists.
The conviction of a young journalist, Amīra Malash, in a libel suit has created uproar amongst the press and journalists and human rights activists have stood up defending freedom of expression.
Nearly 130 Libyan political prisoners, including members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, have been released under an amnesty from the Libyan government.
The author explores the dangers facing journalists in the world today, including death, injury, kidnapping and imprisonment.
Many argue that President Mubārak’s decision to abolish the law allowing the imprisonment of journalists in Egypt is a positive step on the way to securing freedom of the press and freedom of expression.
What Al-Naba´a newspaper published about the sexual life of a former monk was outrageous. The reaction of society resulted in the suspension of its license and stopping its publication. But the High Administrative Court objected to the suspension of the license and said that specific legal...
The editor-in-chief and board chairman of Sawt Al-Umma were sentenced to six months imprisonment on the charge of allegedly defaming a businessman. Many national and international press and human rights organizations expressed their dissatisfaction and concern regarding this sentence.
The writers discuss the failure to enact a law, promised two years ago by President Mubārak, to cancel the imprisonment penalty against journalists in publishing cases, citing several recent rulings of imprisonment against journalists.
Mona Eltahawy writes against the repression of expression across the Arab world. The author notes that Arab “dictators” oppose the Danish cartoons because they think "freedom of expression” should have limits. The author redirects that call to Arab leaders themselves, arguing that they should have...

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