Sanef ‘shocked’ by sentencing for Al Jazeera journos

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) along with several key media forums, have expressed their collective “shock” at the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Cairo. The sentiment was expressed by the African Editors Forum, the African Media Initiative and delegates of the 19th session of Highway Africa[…]

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Egypt sentences Al Jazeera journalists to prison

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry. The verdict in a retrial was issued against Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who[…]

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Egypt journos face interrogation over report

Journalists in Egypt have, for decades, been wrestling with the country’s Interior Ministry over press freedoms and the repeated detention of reporters. This week, though, tensions escalated when Al-Masry Al-Youm, a privately-owned daily newspaper, published a seven-page investigative report on alleged police brutality since 2012. Hours after the story went[…]

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Journalist manhandled outside parly: Sanef

Media24 journalist Jan Gerber was manhandled and forced to delete photographs by individuals in white shirts, believed to be police officers, on Wednesday, the SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) tweeted. “Gerber was taking pictures of the unidentified police officers and also of public order policing vans,” Sanef said on its[…]

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Egypt postpones retrial of journalists

The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in Egypt has been postponed to March 19. The decision Sunday comes after a brief hearing for acting bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed. They were freed last month awaiting trial, though they’ve had to check[…]

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Al Jazeera journalists’ retrial adjourned

The retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists in an Egyptian court for their alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood has been adjourned because of a lack of eyewitnesses. The case, which was set to resume on Monday, has been adjourned until March 8. The Court of Cassation ordered the retrial[…]

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