Egypt’s journalists protest raid of press syndicate

Egyptian riot police have cordoned off the headquarters of the journalists’ union and limited access to the building in an escalating standoff following a raid on the premises and the arrest of two journalists. Hundreds of journalists rallied on the steps outside the union headquarters on Wednesday, chanting “Journalism is not a crime!” and demanding… Read More Egypt’s journalists protest raid of press syndicate

Two arrested as police raid press syndicate in Egypt

Egyptian police have stormed the press syndicate in Cairo and arrested two journalists critical of the government, a syndicate official and reporters said in what the union called an unprecedented crackdown. The interior ministry denied officers stormed the press labour union building, a traditional spot in downtown Cairo to stage protests, but confirmed some of… Read More Two arrested as police raid press syndicate in Egypt