MEPs criticise sentencing of journalists in Egypt

Detained journalists in Egypt

Twenty Egyptian and foreign journalists have been given sentences of between seven and 10 years on charges of aiding terrorists and endangering national security in Egypt.

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Storify: EU reaction to #TwitterisblockedinTurkey

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MEPs blast Erdoğan’s vow to ‘eradicate Twitter’

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s blocking of Twitter just 10 days ahead of the country’s local election has been branded a “blatant attack” on freedom of speech.

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Freedom of press is essential for democracy says MEP

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ALDE MEP Marietje Schaake has said a free pluralist media is essential for democracy, and the EU should aspire to protect the ‘free word’.

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Press freedom around the world ‘under attack’

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On the 20th anniversary of world press freedom day, policymakers and stakeholders have spoken of the importance of press freedom and how journalists upholding this fundamental human right are finding themselves “under attack”.

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Media freedom: Kayleigh Lewis

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Marietje Schaake tells Kayleigh Lewis why Europe has an important role to play in ensuring media freedom

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MEP seeks ‘strongest measures’ to tackle Hungarian media law

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Parliament’s digital freedom strategy in EU foreign policy rapporteur Marietje Schaake has spoken out about the restriction of press in Hungary and Egypt.

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