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How Egypt’s NGO trial made me an international fugitive

How Egypt’s NGO trial made me an international fugitive

Egyptian NGOs have until 2 September to register under a repressive law or risk prosecution. Being convicted as an NGO worker in Egypt has consequences far beyond that country's borders, writes Michelle Betz

Egypt’s nascent street art movement under pressure

Egypt’s nascent street art movement under pressure

Graffiti played a big part in Egypt's 2011 revolution. Today the artists face threats of violence, and the potential of jail time and fines under a proposed draft law. Shahira Amin reports

Gaza: Press vests fail to protect Palestinian journalists

Gaza: Press vests fail to protect Palestinian journalists

News coverage of the ongoing Gaza conflict would be infinitely poorer without local journalists, but it’s clear that international media needs to show their commitment by providing Palestinian reporters and fixers with extra support. Ruth Michaelson reports

Shout Art Loud: A “living report” on art and sexual violence in Egypt

Shout Art Loud: A “living report” on art and sexual violence in Egypt

Graffiti artists, cartoonists, dancers and actors are fighting back against rising levels of violence and sexism in the streets of Cairo, according to a new documentary from Index.

Did culture and arts prepare Egypt for revolution?

Did culture and arts prepare Egypt for revolution?

Some believe the stage for Egypt's 2011 mass uprising was already being set years earlier -- with popular culture helping fuel the people’s anger and frustration. Shahira Amin reports

Index calls on Morocco to release rapper El Haqed

Index calls on Morocco to release rapper El Haqed

In an Open Letter to the Moroccan Minister of Justice and Liberties El Mustapha Ramid, 11 organisations committed to the defence of the rights to freedom of expression, culture and the arts have condemned the four-month sentence served against Mouad Belghouate.

The Egyptian approach to journalism

The Egyptian approach to journalism

On Monday, three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced in Egypt to 7 years imprisonment each, to the shock of media outlets and NGOs worldwide. Cartoonist Ben Jennings shares his take on journalism in the country.

Egypt’s message to journalists: “Adhere to the official narrative or risk severe punishment”

Egypt’s message to journalists: “Adhere to the official narrative or risk severe punishment”

The sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt has shocked and outraged rights activists and press around the world, and fuelled concern about freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary in the country. Shahira Amin reports

Egypt’s Al Jazeera verdict: London journalists stand together in silent protest

Egypt’s Al Jazeera verdict: London journalists stand together in silent protest

The usually bustling entrance of the New Broadcasting House was silent and still for one minute this morning in protest at the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to seven years in Egyptian prison

Justice in Egypt: My so-called “trial”

Justice in Egypt: My so-called “trial”

Accused by an Egyptian court while trying to train journalists, Michelle Betz talks to Index about her experience, and its similarities with the Al Jazeera trial

Index condemns Egypt’s Al Jazeera verdict

Index condemns Egypt’s Al Jazeera verdict

Index on Censorship condemns the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt to seven years each in prison.

Finding voices: Refugee journalism in Egypt

Finding voices: Refugee journalism in Egypt

On World Refugee Day, Index on Censorship meets Munzalak – a new Cairo-based initiative looking to empower refugees through journalism. Tom Rollins reports.

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