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Click here to take the pledge now to call for a swift investigation into the killing of eight journalists in Egypt since 2011

Journalist Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif is remembered in graffiti on the Egyptian Journalists' Syndicate building
Journalist Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif is remembered in graffiti on the Egyptian Journalists' Syndicate building

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At least eight journalists have been killed for their work in Egypt since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) launched a petition in September with the support of many prominent Egyptian journalists calling on the current military-backed government to undertake serious and impartial investigations into the killings of all journalists in Egypt, no matter who was in power at the time.

Click here to take the pledge now to call for a swift investigation into the killings.

CPJ says, "It is critical for journalists to have the freedom to do their job. This is especially true during rapidly unfolding events like the ones we are seeing in Egypt. If journalists can't report freely, the public can't follow these events and make informed judgments. Since former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011, the Egyptian press has been battered by an array of repressive tactics, from the legal and physical intimidation of Mohamed Morsi's tenure to the widespread censorship of the new military-backed government."

Since Mubarak's ousting, the following eight journalists have been killed:
  • Tamer Abdel Raouf, Al-Ahram - 19 August 2013, in Damanhur
  • Mosaab al-Shami, Rassd News Network - 14 August 2013, in Cairo
  • Ahmed Abdel Gawad, Al-Akhbar, Misr25 - 14 August 2013, in Cairo
  • Mick Deane, Sky News - 14 August 2013, in Cairo
  • Ahmed Assem el-Senousy, Freedom and Justice - 8 July 2013, in Cairo
  • Salah al-Din Hassan, Shaab Masr - 29 June 2013, in Port Said
  • Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif, El-Fagr 12 December 2012, in Cairo
  • Wael Mikhael, Al-Tareeq - 9 October 2011, in Cairo

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