Egypt - Reports
"The more problematic form of censorship is self-censorship," said the managing editor during an interview with IPI.
Reforming laws that curb freedom, shield official abuse should top Parliament's agenda, says Human Rights Watch.
News reports have shown images of protesters in Cairo being stripped, beaten and dragged through the streets.
The military prosecutor's failure to identify the soldiers driving the military vehicles that crushed 13 Coptic protesters on 9 October has eroded public confidence that there will be a transparent investigation of those responsible for the deaths, says Human Rights Watch.
Human Rights Watch is documenting systematic violations of the right to freedom of expression, assembly, and association - rights that are fundamental to free and fair elections.
Throughout the months preceding the parliamentary election, the government resorted to a broad campaign to restrict public liberties, especially freedom of expression, CIHRS said.
ARTICLE 19 provided a submission outlining key freedom of expression issues regarding Egypt to the UN UPR.
Despite the fact that the Network recorded a decline in the number of cases brought against journalists and bloggers in 2008 compared with 2007, the violations that took place in 2008 were more violent.
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