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first_img Related documents egypte_lettre_rwb.pdfPDF – 178.82 KB News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News A Facebook page has been created to support Basiouny. February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) and the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) sent a joint letter to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on 24 December asking him to intercede in the case of Ahmed Hassan Basiouny, a young man who was sentenced to six months in prison by a military court on 29 November just for encouraging his fellow Egyptian Internet users to enlist in the Egyptian armed forces.The letter urged President Mubarak “to do everything in your power to get this conviction overturned, to get all the charges against him withdrawn, and to obtain his release as soon as possible.”Basiouny was convicted of disseminating defence secrets online and disclosing information about the armed forces because he created a Facebook page entitled “Enlisting and recruitment in Egypt and answers to the questions of young applicants,” in which he offered advice and information for young people who were thinking of enlisting. (More information)The joint letter pointed out that “there was nothing confidential about the information as it was already available online, including on the new Egyptian armed forces website.” It added: “Mr. Basiouny did not engage in activity that was in any way subversive or harmful to the armed forces. On the contrary, he promoted the armed forces to Egyptian Internet users.”Read the letter – PDF attachment News Help by sharing this information Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Newscenter_img December 28, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter urges President Mubarak to intercede in jailed Internet user’s case February 1, 2021 Find out more Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison to go further Follow the news on Egypt Organisation Receive email alerts Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff RSF_en January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img EthiopiaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu’s detention without charge in an increasingly fraught climate for journalists in Ethiopia. A Reuters journalist for the past decade, Kumerra was arrested on 24 December in the capital, Addis Ababa, and was formally placed in custody the next day. About ten policemen arrested Kumerra Gemechu at his home, seizing his laptop and several USB sticks, according to his family, who witnessed his arrest. Reuters said the police gave no reason for his arrest and no lawyer was present at the next day’s brief hearing, when a judge ordered him held for a further 14 days to give the police time to investigate.“After freeing the journalists who were in prison when Abiy Ahmed became prime minister in 2018, the Ethiopian authorities are now going into reverse,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “If the current Ethiopian turmoil is used to arrests journalists arbitrarily, all the press freedom progress of the past two years will have just been a vain and ephemeral parenthesis. This journalist, who was arrested for unclear reasons, must be released, along with the journalists who have been held for several weeks.”RSF contacted attorney general Gedion Timothewos but, at the time of writing, he had not responded to our request for an explanation.Journalism is again a dangerous profession in Ethiopia. Torn by ethnic clashes and by open warfare in the northern Tigray region, where the local government no longer recognizes the federal government, Ethiopia is prey to armed clashes and massacres more typical of a civil war, and the situation of journalists has declined dramatically in the past few weeks as a result of the turmoil.Covering the fighting in Tigray has been virtually impossible because of bans on access and cuts in communications networks. As well as being deprived of information, journalists have also been deprived of their freedom. RSF has registered seven arbitrary arrests of journalists in connection with these events since the start of the hostilities two months ago.Some of these reporters have since been released but two Ethiopian Press Agency journalists – Haftu Gebreegziabher and Tsegaye Hadush – and the Oromia Media Network’s Udi Mussa have been held for the past six weeks.Ethiopia is ranked 99th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. A photograph from the family album shows Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu in this picture released on December 27, 2020. Via Reuters. News to go further May 21, 2021 Find out more News May 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Ethiopiacenter_img Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation News Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia Organisation February 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en December 28, 2020 Reuters cameraman held without charge in Addis Ababa News EthiopiaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expression last_img read more