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President Mubarak’s initiative to scrap prison sentences in press publishing cases is one of the most serious reform decisions, and is worth strongly supporting, so government policies will become wiser. It is necessary to carry out wide-ranging and comprehensive reform to liberate the citizen and...
The Syndicate of Journalists held its fourth conference under the title “Toward real reform for journalists and journalism.” President Mubarak has called for scrapping of prison sentences in publishing cases. This reflects a real victory for journalists.
Three journalists were sentenced to three years in prison and fined with 10,000 L.E each, for publishing a report in al -Masrī al-Yawm stating that the Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities was officially put on non-active, following official inspection of his office.
Before the opening of the Forth General Conference of Journalists in 2004, President Husnī Mubārak had declared his historical initiative of canceling imprisonment for publishing [or journalism] related crimes. Journalists are extremely worried because the status quo remains even after a year...
Press freedom in some Arab countries is exposed to restrictions which have sometimes included violence. The use of these measures has caused anxiety among cultural circles and among parts of the general public since press freedom is a reflection of the levels of freedom existing within society as...
Some 200 Egyptian journalists staged a sit-in at the headquarters of their syndicate on August 21, to protest the imprisonment of three of their colleagues and call for the abrogation of laws they said stifle press freedom and inhibit free speech.
What can the government do when maverick journalists (the same ones who gave a platform for an alleged Islamist threat against the lives of prominent Coptic businessmen) get their hands on a locally licensed - and therefore uncensorable - publication? The ghosts of last February’s mini press-purge...
Drs. Kees Hulsman, a correspondent for Dutch and American publications and the member of the board of the FPA, has been strongly attacked in a press release sent worldwide by Coptic Associations in the USA, Canada, Australia, England, Germany and France.
The Association condemned the false accusations that have been promoted by some Coptic Associations abroad against Drs. Kees Hulsman, who is a correspondent for a number of Dutch and American newspapers in Cairo, and is member of the Association’s Board.
There is no doubt that during Mubarak’s ruling period, the press enjoys freedom to a great extent and individuals enjoy democracy which was absent for year. It is up to individuals to say whatever they want: bad or good.

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