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Egypt: Sentenced Dutch journalist “will not rest” until colleagues are free

Egypt: Sentenced Dutch journalist “will not rest” until colleagues are free

Dutch journalist Rena Netjes was sentenced in absentia to ten years in prison in Egypt. The Egyptian government's case against her and other journalists generated media interest from around the world. Mitra Nazar reports

#IndexDrawtheLine: Can art or journalism ever be terrorism?

#IndexDrawtheLine: Can art or journalism ever be terrorism?

This month, Draw the Line will be exploring whether arts or journalism can ever be considered terrorism. Farah Wael writes.

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

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.

Egypt: Authorities reveal plans for mass surveillance of social media

Egypt: Authorities reveal plans for mass surveillance of social media

The proposed new mass monitoring system has sparked fears that internet activists may be the next targets of the military-backed government's widening crackdown on dissent, Shahira Amin writes

11 countries where you should think twice about insulting someone

11 countries where you should think twice about insulting someone

Insult laws can be very easily manipulated by those in positions of power to shut down and punish criticism

Egypt: A chilling message and a case in uproar

Egypt: A chilling message and a case in uproar

A chilling message sent by award-winning photojournalist Mosa'ab El Shamy via his Twitter account on Monday, filled his 41,000 online followers with dread. Shahira Amin reports

Shahira Amin: Remembering Bassem Sabry

Shahira Amin: Remembering Bassem Sabry

The shocking news of the death of democracy advocate and widely acclaimed Egyptian blogger, Bassem Sabry on April 29, hit me like a lightning bolt, Shahira Amin writes

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