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A one-man war for media freedom in Egypt

Mansour in New York on a campaign to free Alaa

When the events of January 2011 began unfolding in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Abdelrahman Mansour was there. Eighteen days of public demonstrations in the centre of Cairo climaxed with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February 2011, bringing to an end a 30-year reign.


How the Media Freedom Landscape in Egypt has been Changing

For a journalist practicing in Egypt, the struggle for better working conditions continues.  The North African country continues to be one of the most dangerous countries for Journalists to operate, according to the 2022 prison census of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Press Freedom Under Threat in Kenya’s 2022 Presidential Elections

The presidential candidates in 2022 Kenyan presidential elections (L-R): David Mwaure Waihiga, Raila Odinga, William Ruto and Prof. George Wajackoyah. Photo by GETTY IMAGES

Threats against journalists surfaced in the Kenyan presidential elections of 2022 despite strides the media had made to cover them in an objective, balanced and fair manner.

The electoral process was associated with various threats to press freedom. The presidential candidates included David Mwaure Waihiga of Agano Party, Prof. George Wajackoyah of the Roots Party, Raila Odinga of the Azimio coalition, and the eventual winner, William Ruto, of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).