(31) Violation of media freedom in December 2021 and a list of 66 imprisoned journalists

The Arab Media Freedom Observatory said that “the coup authorities in Egypt concluded the year 2021 with numerous violations against media freedom last December, the most prominent of which was the imprisonment of blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah for 5 years and blogger Mohamed Ibrahim Radwan “Oxygen” for 4 years, in addition to the military ruler’s ratification of the prison sentence for Hossam. Mounes and Hisham Fouad for good.

The Observatory added in its report on violations of media freedom in Egypt in December 2021 that these provisions come alongside several other violations in a long and continuous series of suppressing press freedom and threatening opinion leaders, which constitutes conclusive evidence that the Egyptian coup authorities have no intention of a real breakthrough that ends suffering. Prisoners of conscience and peaceful opponents.

During the month of December, the report monitored (31) violations, on top of which came in numerical terms, violations of courts and prosecutions with (20) violations, then arbitrary administrative decisions with (4) violations, and prison violations were equal with reports and surveillance of journalists with (3) violations for each, The publishing restrictions came with one violation, and the total number of imprisoned journalists reached (66).

The report indicated that the photojournalist, Hamdi Al-Zaim, and other detainees were subjected to severe physical attacks upon their arrival at Abu Zaabal Prison, and they were deported from Tora Prison, which the Ministry of Interior had completely emptied of inmates, in preparation for selling his land and establishing investment projects on it. The attacks included severe beatings, tearing clothes and winter covers. blankets” and stripping the detainees of their clothes, and forcing them to sleep on the floor in a low temperature, which puts their lives at risk.

The observatory also denounced the state of surveillance with the journalist writer Khaled Al-Balshi, former representative of the Syndicate of Journalists and editor-in-chief of the “Darb” website, and summoning him for investigation, accusing him of publishing false news through his personal account and the website’s page on “Facebook”.

The observatory called for stopping the targeting of independent journalists and press websites and dropping the accusations against Al-Balshi, stressing the support of Al-Balshi and the “Darb” website in the investigations surrounding the journalistic content he provides.

The Public Prosecution had summoned Al-Balshi to interrogate him on December 27, when he was confronted with photographs from his account and website page of a number of news published during the month of November 2020, most of which revolved around the parliamentary elections that took place at that time, in addition to a number of news of prisoners of conscience and peaceful opponents. At the end of the session, it was decided to postpone the investigations to the session on Tuesday, January 4th, after Al-Balshi and his lawyer were informed of the communications submitted by 9 citizens who accused him of spreading false news.

The report also indicated that the father of the YouTuber Abdullah Al-Sharif was temporarily detained in the police station after Al-Sharif published an audio leak attributed to Al-Sisi’s advisors, which includes talking about bribes and obtaining illegal funds. Al-Sharif wrote in a tweet to him that the aim of his father’s arrest is to pressure him to silence him.

The observatory published a list of the names of 66 imprisoned journalists:

1. Ibrahim Suleiman (Channel 5)

2. Ahmed Al-Leithi (Al-Ahwaz TV office)

3. Ahmed Abu Zaid Al-Tanobi (Al-Tariq Newspaper)

4. Ahmed Sbei’, Afaq Arabia newspaper (Al-Aqsa TV)

5. Ahmed Ali Abdo Afifi, a documentary film producer

6. Ahmed Allam (TV host)

7. Osama Saad Emara (freelance)

8. Islam Gomaa (photographer for Egypt 25 channel)

9. Ismail Al-Sayed Omar Al-Iskandarani, researcher and journalist

10. Ihab Hamdi Seif Al-Nasr (Freelance journalist)

11. Ashraf Hamdy (cartoonist)

12. Badr Muhammad Badr (former editor-in-chief of the Arab newspaper Al-Osra)

13. Bahaa El Din Ibrahim Neamatullah (Al Jazeera Mubasher)

14. Tawfiq Ghanem (former office manager of Anadolu Agency)

15. Gamal Abdel Azim (Arab News Agency)

16. Hossam Mounes (Al Karama Newspaper)

17. Hussein Ali Ahmed Karim (Freedom and Justice)

18. Hamdi Al-Zaeem (freelance photographer)

19. Khaled Hamdi Abdel Wahab (Egypt Channel 25)

20. Khaled Mohamed Abdel Raouf Sahloub (photographer with Rasd Network)

21. Khaled Helmy Ghoneim (freelance journalist)

22. Doaa Khalifa (The Constitution)

23. Rabie Al Sheikh (Al Jazeera Mubasher Egypt)

24. Syed Muhammad Abd Allah (freelance journalist)

25. Salim Safi al-Din (News 180)

26. Sohaib Saad Mohammed Al-Haddad, freelance reporter

27. Tarek Khalil (media and presenter on Egyptian TV)

28. Amer Abdel Moneim (Al Shaab newspaper)

29. Ashour Moawad Kishka (the delegation)

30. Atef Hassaballah Al-Sayed is a freelance journalist

31. Abdul Rahman Ali Mahmoud, freelance reporter

32. Abdullah Rashad (Al Bawaba News)

33. Abdullah Al-Saeed (freelance journalist)

34. Abdullah Shousha (Amjad Channel)

35. Abdul Rahman Al-Wardani (freelance journalist)

36. Abdel Nasser Salama (Al-Ahram)

37. Alia Awad (Photojournalist for Rassd Network)

38. Alaa Abdel Fattah (freelance reporter)

39. Issam Abdeen (The Seventh Day)

40. Omar Khader (Rasd Network)

41. Amr Al-Khafif, former Director of Broadcast Engineering

42. Mohsen Yusuf Al-Sayyid Radi (Al-Dawa magazine)

43. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Shehata (freelance journalist)

44. Mohamed Oxygen (freelance TV photographer)

45. Muhammad Al-Saeed Al-Dashti (Al-Mashhad newspaper)

46. ​​Muhammad Al Yamani (freelance journalist)

47. Muhammad Abu Al-Maati Khalil (freelance journalist)

48. Mohamed Attia Ahmed Attia Al Shaer (freelance photographer)

49. Mohamed Said Fahmy (freelance journalist)

50. Mohamed Salah El-Din Madani (Egypt Channel 25)

51. Muhammad Abd al-Nabi Fathi Abda (freelance reporter)

52. Mohamed Abdel Ghani (photojournalist)

53. Mohamed Omar Syed Abdel Latif (TV host)

54. Mahmoud Mohamed Abdel Latif (press photographer)

55. Medhat Ramadan (Shababeek website)

56. Mustafa Hamdi Saif Al-Nasr (Freelance journalist)

57. Mostafa Al-Azhari (program presenter with religious channels)

58. Mustafa Al-Khatib (The Associated Press)

59. Moataz Billah Abdel Wahab (TV Producer)

60. Muhammad Hani Greisha (The Seventh Day)

61. Hisham Abdel Aziz (Al Jazeera Mubasher Channel)

62. Hisham Fouad (Al-Arabi newspaper)

63. Walid Mohareb (Egypt Channel 25)

64. Yahya Khalaf Allah (The Yaqeen Network)

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