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Trade unionists, journalists and academics condemn confiscation of Egyptian activists’ assets

Film-maker Ken Loach, Irish civil rights activist and journalist Eamonn McCann, the Communication Workers’ Union general secretary Billy Hayes and leading academics from Oxford, Cambridge, London and other UK universities yesterday signed a statement condemning the latest moves by Egypt’s military regime to clamp down on opposition activists. Published in The Guardian’s print edition this…

Protest for jailed journalists in Egypt 29 Dec 2014

Journalists and activists join protest for Al Jazeera staff

About 30 people showed up to the #FreeAJStaff protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London yesterday on the one year anniversary of the arrest and incarceration in Cairo of Al-Jazeera English journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy, and Baher Mohamed. International media figures, National Union of Journalist members, and human rights workers were there calling for…

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Conference: The Arab Uprisings Four Years On

A conference organised by MENA Solidarity, Egypt Solidarity Initiative and BahrainWatch 6-9pm Friday 13 February – 10-5pm Saturday 14 February School of African & Oriental Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG £5 student or unwaged / £10 waged Sign up online here Full timetable now online here Four years after uprisings swept the…