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  • BAHRAIN: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab re-arrested on other charges despite court order to temporarily release him

    BAHRAIN: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab re-arrested on other charges despite court order to temporarily release him

    02 January,2017

    30 December 2016 – Despite a court’s decision to temporarily release Bahrain’s most prominent human rights  defender Nabeel Rajab in a Twitter case, he was immediately taken into custody on another investigation in relation to televised interviews dating back to 2015 and January 2016. The pending charges are without substance and must be dropped and he must be immediately and unconditionally [...]

     
  • Newsletter 621

    29 December,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a Week
    Newsletter 621
    21 December 2016- 28 December 2016
    Bahrain
    UN Human Rights Office urges Bahrain to release rights activist Nabeel Rajab
    On the 23rd of this month, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed their serious concern about the ongoing prosecution of Nabeel Rajab, a co-founder of the Bahrain Center for Human [...]

     
  • The Republic of Maspero

    The Republic of Maspero

    26 December,2016

    The Republic of Maspero
    ERTU – The Egyptian Radio and Television Union from a reform perspective
    Prepared by
    Amer El-Wekeel
    Introduction
    This is The Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) building, Maspero
    The Republic of Maspero, where awareness is formed, where information, news and opinions are presented, the breeding ground of most media professionals we see in private channels, whether [...]

     
  • Imprisonment of journalists Mohamed Hassan, Hamdy Al-Zaem, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy renewed for 15 days

    Imprisonment of journalists Mohamed Hassan, Hamdy Al-Zaem, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy renewed for 15 days

    25 December,2016

    Today (Sunday), Downtown Cairo Prosecution ordered the imprisonment renewal of Mohamed Hassan, journalist at “Al-Nabaa” newspaper, along with journalists Hamdy Al-Zaem, who is working for “Al-Hayah” newspaper, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy from “Belady” news agency, for 15 days pending investigations.
    The security forces arrested the three journalists while they were shooting a report nearby the Journalists’ [...]

     
  • Newsletter 619

    Newsletter 619

    15 December,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a Week
    Newsletter 619
    7 December 2016- 14 December 2016
    UAE
    GCC summit: Systematic clampdown on freedom of expression in Gulf
    The appalling human rights records of states in the Gulf must not be swept under the carpet when member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) gather in the Bahraini capital, Manama, this week (6-7 [...]

     
  • Hostages.. Human Rights Defenders in Egypt 2016

    11 December,2016

     
     
    Hostages..
    Human Rights Defenders in Egypt
    2016
    Introduction
    “Hostages”.. is a report which documents the situation of human rights defenders in Egypt throughout 2016.
    “Hostages”.. because it is the closest term to describe their circumstances and their condition, whether those who are in prison or those who are banned from traveling or those who are threatened with prosecution or [...]

     
  • Newsletter 618

    08 December,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a week
    Newsletter 618
    30 November 2016- 7 December 2016
    Bahrain
    Human rights lawyer Mohamed al-Tajer charged
    Human Rights Watch said in a statement that Bahrain’s Public Prosecution brought three charges against prominent human rights lawyer Mohamed al-Tajer on November 10, 2016: insulting government institutions, inciting hatred of a religious sect, and misusing a telecommunications appliance
    The [...]

     
  • The Democratic Path in Egypt during November 2016

    05 December,2016

    The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI)
    Lawyers for Democracy Initiative
    The Democratic Path in Egypt during November 2016

    Before we Start:
    The Democratic Path is a monthly report that is released by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) through the Lawyers for Democracy Initiative, which was launched in 2014 to monitor and document the democratic [...]

     
  • Newsletter 617

    01 December,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a week
    Newsletter 617
    23 November 2016- 30 November 2016
    Jordan
    Dozens organize a sit-in calling for the release of activist Malkawi
    On November 28, dozens of activists staged a sit-in in front of the National Centre for Human Rights’ building to demand the release of detainee Alaa Malkawi, who was arrested by security forces late Monday [...]

     
  • Newsletter 616

    24 November,2016

    Freedom of Expression in a week
    Newsletter 616
    16 November 2016- 23 November 2016
    Bahrain
    An opposition leader charged over comments to Associated Press, four employees at BCHR interrogated
    The authorities in Bahrain have charged prominent political activist Ebrahim Sharif, the former leader of the National Democracy Action Society (Wa’ad), with inciting hatred against the regime, following some comments criticizing [...]