Browsing Tag Egypt

Culture (and resistance) in Egypt: The Gudran Association for Art and Development

Culture (and resistance) in Egypt: The Gudran Association for Art and Development

By | June 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

PEN Canada member Kim Echlin profiles the Gudran Association for Art and Development in Egypt.

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Egypt: Court of Cassation Vacates Writer’s Prison Sentence and Order his Retrial

Egypt: Court of Cassation Vacates Writer’s Prison Sentence and Order his Retrial

By | May 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm

PEN International welcomes the decision by the Egyptian Court of Cassation to vacate Ahmed Naji’s two-year prison sentence.

Posted in: News

Report: The 2017 Cairo Literature Festival

Report: The 2017 Cairo Literature Festival

By | March 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

PEN Canada member Kim Echlin reports back from the 2017 Cairo Literature Festival, held February 11-16.

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Message from Released Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji

Message from Released Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji

By | December 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm

On December 25, 2016, three days after his release from prison, Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji published the following message on his Facebook page.

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Egypt: Writer Ahmed Naji Released but Faces Appeal Hearing in January

Egypt: Writer Ahmed Naji Released but Faces Appeal Hearing in January

By | December 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm

The long overdue decision by the Cairo Court of Cassation to order the release of novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji is a welcome step.

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Egypt: Novelist Ahmed Naji Still Imprisoned

Egypt: Novelist Ahmed Naji Still Imprisoned

By | September 14, 2016 at 1:53 pm

PEN continues to call for the release of Egyptian writer Ahmed Naji, who was sentenced in February 2016 to two years in prison for ‘violating public modesty.’

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Egypt: Novelist Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

Egypt: Novelist Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

By | February 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji was sentenced on February 20, 2016 to two years in prison for “violating public modesty.”

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PEN Canada Welcomes Release of Al-Jazeera Journalists

PEN Canada Welcomes Release of Al-Jazeera Journalists

By | September 23, 2015 at 5:42 pm

PEN Canada welcomes the release of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed, two of three Al-Jazeera journalists charged with terrorism related offences in 2013.

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PEN Canada condemns resentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists

PEN Canada condemns resentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists

By | September 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

PEN Canada condemns the conviction and resentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed following their retrial on trumped-up terrorism charges.

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In the Shadow of Morsi and Mubarak

In the Shadow of Morsi and Mubarak

By | July 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

On June 23, 2014, Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were sentenced to seven, seven and 10 years respectively for conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood and “spreading false news.”  Although their trial and sentencing has provoked widespread condemnation, this is not the first time that journalists have suffered such a fate in […]

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