Press Freedom

World Press Freedom Day 2022: Journalism Under Digital Siege

Tue, 03 May 2022 - 04:10 GMT

May 3 is the conscience that reminds governments of the need to fulfill their commitment to press freedom.

Egypt condemns Ankara’s comment on measures against Turkish news platform

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 - 09:48 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Ministry voiced Egypt’s categorical rejection of the Turkish official comments on the Egyptian “legal procedures” taken by authorities against an “illegal” Turkish digital platform that worked to spread “false” news about the situation in

Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

Tue, 07 May 2019 - 08:59 GMT

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.

The Need for Media literacy: Where Egypt stands?

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 - 09:17 GMT

Titled “Media Information Literacy and Sustainable Development,” the Alexandria Media Forum explored means of supporting critical thinking among media practitioners and consumers in a sustainable way by creating thoroughly fact-checked and credible conten

New Year's Eve party in Times Square to cheer for press freedom

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 - 01:08 GMT

Reporters will be the guests of honor at the New Year's Eve party in New York's Times Square on Monday.

After 5 years in custody, Photojournalist Shawkan to be released

Sat, 08 Sep 2018 - 09:27 GMT

A Cairo Criminal Court handed down sentence of five years in prison against photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zaid (Shawkan) in the case known as “Rabaa sit-in Dispersal” on Saturday

Adel Emam: 'Awalem khafeya' encourages exposing 'hidden facts'

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 - 08:00 GMT

Egyptian Star Adel Imam described the series “Awalem Khafeya” as a portrayal of the strength of Journalism and its role in exposing all hidden facts.

Shawkan’s selection for UNESCO Press Freedom Prize raises controversy

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 - 04:44 GMT

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a firm statement on Sunday expressing its regret over being informed of UNESCO’s intention to grant Shawkan the award

SIS chairman stresses press’s role in building states

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 - 08:10 GMT

“Social and political history cannot be separated from media and professional status of any state,” said the chairperson of the State Information Service Tuesday.

Albert Shafiq: media to illuminate, increase people’s awareness

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 - 05:14 GMT

Participants in the session entitled “Press Freedom...Why It Matters” held on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum (WYF) on Tuesday affirmed the importance of the press.

Egypt discusses experience in hosting refugees in WYF’s 3rd day

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 - 09:00 GMT

The third day of the World Youth Forum kicks off Tuesday with world leaders and experts discussing more youth-related issues in different parallel sessions.