Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, is an award-winning freelance photojournalist who was taking pictures during the August 2013 Rabaa massacre. Two non-Egyptian journalists were released, but Shawkan has remained in prison, his health deteriorating. He has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, malnourishment, anemia and depression.
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It would be hard to find a better symbol of media repression in Africa than Eskinder Nega. The veteran Ethiopian journalist and dissident blogger has been detained at least seven times by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s government over the past... read more
Tohti, a Uighur scholar, writer, and blogger, was taken from his home by police on January 15, 2014, and the Uighurbiz website he founded, also known as UighurOnline, was closed. The site, which Tohti started in 2006, was published in Chinese and... read more