Category : Egypt

“We deserve more on freedom of expression”

alt informationFreedom of expression has dominated the news agenda this week but not in a good way, says Ruth Smeeth

World leaders will have “blood on their hands” if Alaa Abd El-Fattah dies

alt informationAttendees at COP27 need to raise the case of the British-Egyptian writer before it's too late, say the activist's sisters

Egypt: Activist Abdelrahman ‘Moka’ Tarek is free

alt informationHuman rights groups who have been campaigning for several years for the release of the blogger and human rights defender can finally celebrate

Call for the immediate and unconditional release of Egyptian human rights defender Abdelrahman ‘Moka’ Tarek

alt informationIndex and nine other organisations call for Moka's release as he receives the 2021 Freedom of Expression Awards

Campaigning 2021

alt informationAbdelrahman Tarek is the winner in the 2021 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards Campaigning category

Champions of free expression celebrated at Index on Censorship awards

alt informationWinners from Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Niger and the UK named at ceremony

Index on Censorship announces shortlist for 2021 Freedom of Expression Awards

alt informationImprisoned Egyptian human rights campaigner, Russian feminist performance artist, and persecuted Djiboutian journalists among the shortlisted candidates

“His only crime is to believe that Egyptians deserve the most basic of human rights”

alt informationKarim Ennarah, EIPR's criminal justice unit director, is facing fabricated charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading fake news

Why the arrest of Egypt’s Gasser Abed El Razek is so troubling

alt informationThe arrest of the executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and two staff is a shameful attack on human rights

Laugh and the World Laughs with Me

alt informationLaugh and the World Laughs with Me is an intimate short story of a young woman who has a schizophrenic brother, set against the backdrop of the Tahrir Square demonstrations, from Egyptian writer Eman Abdelrahim.

ECRF: We believe in human rights for all Egyptians and we are willing to pay the price

alt informationThe Egyptian government has waged an organised campaign against independent civil society groups and has become increasingly hostile to dissent. ECRF is one of the few human rights organisations still operating in the country.