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Organizations express their concern regarding the recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders in Ethiopia

Freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Ethiopia are complicated to say the least. Last month we were happy to announce that jailed Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega had been released, read our post here for more details on his story. In the post we wrote that this...

Jailed Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega has been released!

Jailed Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega has been released!

We have been supporting Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega the last 5 years, and we called for his release several times. In this post from 2013: Free Ethiopian Journalist Eskinder Nega, we shared a video of Nega. A couple of months later, in a smuggled letter from prison,...

Photojournalist Shawkan turns 30 facing death behind bars in Egypt

Photojournalist Shawkan turns 30 facing death behind bars in Egypt

During this Human Rights Week, we had to dedicate a post to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. As you already know if you are following us on Twitter @MagkaSama and if you read our website, Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid (known as Shawkan) was arrested in 2013 while...

Sudanese newspaper suspended and Human Rights defender detained in Egypt

Sudanese newspaper suspended and Human Rights defender detained in Egypt

There is a crackdown on freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Sudan and in Egypt, once again. If you follow us on Twitter @MagkaSama, you may have seen our recent retweets, don’t hesitate to retweets those tweets as well. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies...

Egyptian President al-Sisi in Paris: The protest (RSF), the conference and the petition (Amnesty)

On Monday, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Paris for an official visit where he met with French President Emmanuel Macron. Last month we posted an article about Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid (known as Shawkan) who was arrested (with other people and...

Jailed Nabeel Rajab and Shawkan get their trial postponed

Jailed Nabeel Rajab and Shawkan get their trial postponed

News from Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab and Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid (known as Shawkan) are not very good, both trials have, once again, been postponed: تأجيل قضية تويتر نبيل رجب إلى ٢٧ سبتمبر Nabeel Rajab tweet case Trial...

Eskinder Nega named IPI Press Freedom Hero

Eskinder Nega named IPI Press Freedom Hero

Four years ago, on May 17, 2013, we wrote about prominent Ethiopian journalist and dissident blogger Eskinder Nega sentenced to 18 years in prison. A month later, we published a call to action by Jim Armitage. Four years have past, and Nega is still in jail… Last month he has been...

Jailed Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab awaits his trial

 As you already know if you follow our actions, we support freedom of speech and we have been actively supporting imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (and his family and wife Ensaf Haidar). More than three years ago we posted a tweet asking our followers to sign the petition by Amnesty...

Reporters Without Borders: ‘When you kill journalists, you kill information’

The organization’s letter start with a strong sentence: ‘When you kill journalists, you kill more than the information they fought to report. You kill the power of the people to know the truth, to speak up, to fight for a better world.‘ Right now RSF/RWB is leading a...

Stop Human Rights Violations in Sudan!

Yesterday we published: Hunger strike to stop Human Rights violations in Sudan, in which we mentioned the petition launched on Avaaz.org: September 2013 saw hoards of people taking to the streets of Sudan in protest, sparked by the government’s lift on fuel subsidies in the already...




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