Statement on media freedom in Egypt

Statement on media freedom in Egypt from the undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition’s Executive Group.

The undersigned members of the Media Freedom Coalition’s Executive Group express concern at the continued restrictions on media freedom in Egypt, including the recent arrest and intimidation of individuals associated with journalist Khaled el-Balshy, editor-in-chief of the news website Darb. In particular, the Coalition is concerned by the arrest of Kamal el-Balshy, brother of Khaled, on September 20, 2020.

The Coalition urges authorities to allow journalists in Egypt to practice their profession without fear of arrest or reprisal.

Signed:

Canada
Germany
Latvia
Netherlands
the United Kingdom

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