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 worldbulletin.net Feb 21, 2014

Al Jazeera journalists stand trial in Egypt

“This attempt to criminalize legitimate journalistic work is what distorts Egypt’s image abroad,” read a statement in late January by Sherif Mansour, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa coordinator. Calling for their immediate release,Mansour asserted that the “outrageous” charges …

 businessweek.com Feb 20, 2014

Egypt Puts Jazeera Journalists on Trial in Test of Dissent (1)

“By putting journalists on trial, the regime is trying to send the message that those who are not going to follow the government narratives are going to be targeted,” Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa program coordinator at the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists…

 dw.de Feb 19, 2014

Media muzzle: Egypt’s propaganda drive

Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a media watchdog, said that never before had they seen an international media organization targeted in the way that Al Jazeera is being targeted in Egypt, describing it as …

 npr.org Feb 18, 2014

Is Egypt Cracking Down On Freedom Of Press? : NPR

Host Michel Martin speaks with Sherif Mansour of the Committee to Protect Journalists and NPR’s Leila Fadel about press freedom in Egypt, and other parts of the world. You must be signed in to leave a comment. Sign In / Register Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow …

 

 kios.org Feb 18, 2014

Is Egypt Cracking Down On Freedom Of Press?

We wanted to talk about some of those findings so we’ve called Sherif Mansour. He is the Middle East and North Africa program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists. He’s with us in Washington, D.C. Welcome. MARTIN: And for additional perspective, we’ve called, once again…

 

 

 aljazeera.com Feb 12, 2014

CPJ slams charges against Al Jazeera staff

Speaking to Al Jazeera on Wednesday, CPJ’s Middle East coordinator, Sherif Mansour, called the charges “baseless”. “We know it’s a political case,” he said. “They’re basically charged for being journalists. There is no evidence that suggest they have incited violence. ” Find more on …

     
 washingtontimes.com Feb 12, 2014

U.S. tumbles in global press freedom index

“Those regimes are systematically hunting down information and those that report and distribute information, and those primarily are journalists,” said Sherif Mansour, the committee’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. In August, Egyptian officials arrested John Greyson, a …

 

 washingtonpost.com Feb 06, 2014

Egypt muzzles the media as the military vilifies journalists

By Sherif Mansour

Egypt muzzles the media as the military vilifies journalists – The Washington Post Egypt muzzles the media as the military vilifies journalists – The Washington Post Such a massive indictment of journalists working for an international media outlet is unprecedented, according to the Committee …

 

 cjr.org Feb 03, 2014

There are no Al Jazeera journalists reporting in Egypt : Columbia Journalism Review

In response to the indictments, Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement, “This attempt to criminalize legitimate journalistic work is what distorts Egypt’s image abroad.” The arrest and now the prosecution of …

 
 nytimes.com Jan 31, 2014

Egypt Tries to Reassure Journalists From Abroad

Sherif Mansour, the Middle East program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, called the charges an “attempt to criminalize legitimate journalistic work.” Foreign correspondents in Egypt have raised concerns that publishing or broadcasting an interview with a …

     
 guardianlv.com Jan 30, 2014

Egypt Is Putting 20 Journalists on Trial Over Hurt Feelings

Sherif Mansour, coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists in the Middle East and North Africa has stated this type of behavior is exactly what gives Egypt a poor international image. Their inability to handle criticism has led to them criminalizing the Al-Jazeera journalist’s …

 

 nbcnews.com Jan 30, 2014

Egypt to put 20 journalists on trial on terrorism-related charges

The government’s lack of tolerance shows that it is unable to handle criticism,” said Sherif Mansour, the Middle East and North Africa coordinator of the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists. The arrest and the charges brought against the journalists – a first since a …

 timeslive.co.za Jan 24, 2014

Syria reporters flee as jihadists adopt regime tactics

ISIL “has become the single greatest threat to journalists in Syria, responsible for kidnappings and murders even in neighbouring Iraq,” says Sherif Mansour of the CPJ. The exact number of reporters kidnapped by ISIL is not known, as the jihadist group rarely claims kidnappings and many …

 

 sickofitradlz.blogsp… Jan 22, 2014

SICKOFITRADLZ: Salinger and Iraq

“The situation for journalists in Iraq has deteriorated very sharply in recent months,” said CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa Coordinator Sherif Mansour. “We call on authorities to do everything they can to ensure journalist safety and bring those responsible for attacks to justice. ” …

 salon.com Jan 18, 2014

The CIA Role in the Arab Spring

In 2008 the State Department brought future Arab Spring activists to the US to teach them to use Facebook and Twitter, with the assistance of Sherif Mansour from Freedom House, Larry Diamond from NED, and national security adviser Shaarik Zafar. Chapter 4 — focuses on Egypt, with …

 thestar.com Jan 07, 2014

Canadian journalist held in notorious Egypt jail in crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

“This is a politically motivated accusation and the Egyptian government is equating legitimate journalistic work with acts of terrorism in order to expand its censorship efforts,” says Sherif Mansour, the Middle East and North Africa co-ordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists. …

 theguardian.com Jan 06, 2014

Press freedom groups call for release of Bahraini photographer

Sherif Mansour of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said: “We call on Bahraini authorities to immediately release Ahmed Al-Fardan. Despite paying lip service to the importance of the press, the government continues to try to suppress any information that does not …

 

 npr.org Jan 02, 2014

Egypt Targets Journalists In Crackdown On Muslim Brotherhood : NPR

” For more on Egypt’s beleaguered press freedoms, Audie Cornish talks with Sherif Mansour of the Committee to Protect Journalists, which found Egypt to be one of the top jailers of journalists in its most recent census…

 

 theguardian.com Jan 01, 2014

Arrested al-Jazeera journalist’s health causing concern, says Egyptian lawyer

“The Egyptian government is equating legitimate journalistic work with acts of terrorism in its efforts to censor critical news coverage,” said Sherif Mansour, Middle East and north Africa co-ordinator at the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). “We condemn these …

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 thedailybeast.com Jun 03, 2012

Freedom House NGO Worker Returns to Egypt to Face Trial

Sherif Mansour, who works forFreedom House, was one of 43 Americans charged during the government’s crackdown on civil-society groups. On the night of Feb. 11, 2011,Sherif Mansour walked onto his balcony, furtively lit a cigarette, and began to cry. Mansour was in Washington, D.C., but events

 

 csmonitor.com Apr 01, 2011

Democracy update from Egypt

The most important thing is that protesters are still demonstrating in Egypt, keeping pressure on the interim military council to move toward democracy, says Sherif Mansour. This program officer for the Middle East and North Africa at Freedom House, a watchdog group, is just back from …

 

 sfgate.com Sep 06, 2013

U.S. relied on dubious court to keep writer jailed

“ Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said it has reviewed Shaye’s work and concluded he is a legitimate journalist who is not involved in promoting violence. If U.S. officials “have anything to disprove that claim, they …

 thestar.com Jan 07, 2014

Canadian journalist held in notorious Egypt jail in crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

“This is a politically motivated accusation and the Egyptian government is equating legitimate journalistic work with acts of terrorism in order to expand its censorship efforts,” says Sherif Mansour, the Middle East and North Africa co-ordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists. …

 upi.com Aug 02, 2013

Bahrain accused of suppressing government critics

Sherif Mansour, regional coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said Bahraini freelance correspondent Mohamed Hassan allegedly was detained by masked security officials this week. The organization said authorities “have harassed and detained” him repeatedly since early …

 

 washingtonpost.com Feb 06, 2014

Egypt muzzles the media as the military vilifies journalists

By Sherif Mansour

Egypt muzzles the media as the military vilifies journalists – The Washington Post Egypt muzzles the media as the military vilifies journalists – The Washington Post Such a massive indictment of journalists working for an international media outlet is unprecedented, according to the Committee …

 cnn.com Dec 07, 2013

Detained Americans Fast Facts

June 5, 2012 – The trial resumes and among the defendants to appear in court are two Americans; Sherif Mansour, a recently naturalized American citizen born in Egypt and former employee of Freedom House, and Robert Becker, formerly with National Democratic Institute (NDI). June 4, 2013 – …

 foxnews.com May 30, 2013

Hundreds of journalists attacked in Egypt since revolution, study finds

“The evidence shows that most of these assaults are being committed by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, who have established a months-long pattern of intimidating and harassing the news media,” CPJ spokesman Sherif Mansour said after a recent wave of attacks on reporters. “The …

 npr.org Jan 24, 2012

A Look At Egypt, One Year After Its Revolution : NPR

Robert Siegel talks with Sherif Mansourabout the events that have unfolded in the year since the Egyptian revolution began. Mansour is an Egyptian democracy activist, who is also a senior program officer for Freedom House’sMiddle East and North Africa programs.

 bostonglobe.com Jan 02, 2013

Boston-based freelance reporter was kidnapped and remains …

“In the past year, it’s been the deadliest country in the world” for news media, said Sherif Mansour of the Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit group that promotes press freedom. Foley, a Marquette University graduate, has reported on conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya…

 

 english.alarabiya.ne… Jun 05, 2012

Egyptian-American held in Cairo on eve of NGO trial

An Egyptian-American was arrested in Cairo as he returned from the United States for a hearing in the case of democracy activists accused of operating unlicensed NGOs in Egypt, a U.S. official confirmed Monday. “FormerFreedom House employee Sherif Mansour did return to Egypt and… was arrested

 npr.org Feb 10, 2011

Analysis Of The Day’s Events In Egypt : NPR

Host Robert Siegel speaks to Sherif Mansour, senior program officer forFreedom House’s Middle East North Africa programs, for analysis of the day’s events in Egypt

 

 npr.org Jan 31, 2011

Youth Movement At Heart Of Egypt Protests : NPR

Sherif Mansour, senior program officer for Freedom House’s Middle East North Africa programs, speaks to host Robert Siegel about the April 6th movement, a youth organization that’s behind the protests in Egypt. The group is calling for a million people to join the demonstrations Tuesday. …

 charlotteobserver.co… Aug 14, 2013

U.S. journalist marks year in captivity as risks increase for war reporters

The group lists 14 local and international journalists as missing, abducted or detained in Syria, although the real number is higher and can’t be discussed because of family requests, said Sherif Mansour, the group’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. The list from just …

 

 kansascity.com Jun 04, 2012

Sherif Mansour, U.S. citizen who faces NGO charges in Egypt …

Lawyers for defendants in Egypt’s case against American nongovernmental organizations charged with operating illegally in the country accused the military government Tuesday of delaying the release of key documents the lawyers say are needed to defend their clients.

 un.org Jan 01, 2013

Press Conference on Report of Committee to Protect Journalists

Joined by the Committees senior regional leaders Mohamed Keita, Africa Advocacy Coordinator; Carlos Lauria, Americas Senior Programme Coordinator; and Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Programme Coordinator he stressed that all people stood to lose when journalist were …

 

 nytimes.com Jan 31, 2014

Egypt Tries to Reassure Journalists From Abroad

Sherif Mansour, the Middle East program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, called the charges an “attempt to criminalize legitimate journalistic work.” Foreign correspondents in Egypt have raised concerns that publishing or broadcasting an interview with a …

 

 reuters.com Nov 20, 2012

Israeli air strikes kill three Palestinian journalists

“Israel should respect its obligations under international law and immediately halt its attacks against news media offices,” Sherif Mansour of the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement on Monday. “Authorities know these buildings are home to numerous news organizations …

 

“To make that representative for NGOs, or even representative for U.S. foreign policy. I think it’s just part of the smear campaign against civil society,”

Documents and AP interviews: Millions of US democracy aid in Egypt went to non-Muslim groups

 

Jun 3, 2012:

“I’m not under any illusion that this is going to be an easy ride,” Mansour said Friday, as he prepared for the trip. “People are stuck out there, and no one is really helping them. They were left behind. Many of those people were recruited to and trained to work for us. They were doing legal, legitimate, and needed work, and my conscience cannot allow me to stay away while they are facing this on their own.”

Freedom House NGO Worker Returns to Egypt to Face Trial

#Egypt #ngos were pushed to a corner of being on the defensive and working for their freedom from #ngotrial before working for everybody else’s freedom http://www.wbur.org/npr/153297987/as-egyptians-prepare-to-vote-jimmy-carter-watches-complete-transformation

Area Egyptian Americans view Islamic party’s rise, US visit with …

Washington Post - Apr 6, 2012

Mansour, who works at the District-based human rights group Freedom House, traveled to Cairo, applied for a government permit, opened an office and hired …

US Pressing Interpol to Deny Egypt’s Request to Arrest NGO Workers

National Journal - Apr 4, 2012

Freedom House’s Sherif Mansour, an Egyptian who just received American citizenship days ago, has not been in Egypt since July and was surprised to find out …

Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Bilateral relations, Abul-Naga under fire

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1084/eg10.htm

Feb 15, 2011 – Sherif Mansour, senior programme officer for Middle East and North Africa at Freedom House, and one of the defendants, pointed to Fayza …

 

NGO workers could face 5 years in prison, Egyptian judges say …

www.washingtonpost.com/world/…/gIQApypyyQ_story.html

Feb 8, 2012 – Sherif Mansour, a Freedom House employee based in Washington who was also charged in the case, said he found the evidence laid out …

 

Egyptian judges turn up heat on prodemocracy workers – Page 2 …

articles.boston.com/2012-02-09/world/31038199_1…/2

Feb 9, 2012 – Sherif Mansour, a Freedom House employee in Washington who was also charged in the case, said he found the evidence laid out yesterday …

 

Charges Against NGO Workers Show Egypt Is Slow to Change

blog.heritage.org/…/charges-against-ngo-workers-show-egypt-is-slo…

 

Feb 8, 2012 – Rather, according to Sherif Mansour, Program Officer of Middle East and North Africa at Freedom House and one of those charged, …

 

NGO Worker: Washington Must Use Its Leverage to Pressure Egypt …

www.nationaljournal.com/…/ngo-worker-washington-must-use-its-le…

Feb 8, 2012 – Sherif Mansour, one of the dozens of pro-democracy workers …Mansour, a senior program officer for Washington-based Freedom House, …

 

A Look At Egypt, One Year After Its Revolution : NPR

www.npr.org › News › World

Jan 24, 2012 – Robert Siegel talks with Sherif Mansour about the events that have …SIEGEL: Sherif Mansour of Freedom House, thank you very much for …

 

U.S.-Financed Groups Had Supporting Role in Arab Uprisings …

www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/world/15aid.html?pagewanted=all

Apr 14, 2011 – Freedom House also gets the bulk of its money from the American government, … All they have are slogans,’ ” said Sherif Mansour, an Egyptian …

 

Mideast Uses Western Tools to Battle the Skype Rebellion – WSJ.com

online.wsj.com/…/SB1000142405270230452080457634597086242…

Jun 1, 2011 – Sherif Mansour, Freedom House’s regional senior program manager, says he recommended that the local activists use Skype because he …

 

BBC News – UK firm denies ‘cyber-spy’ deal with Egypt

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14981672

Sep 20, 2011 – Sherif Mansour, from the US democracy group Freedom House, was in Egypt last year to help monitor parliamentary elections. ‘Outsourcing …

 

Cairo Dispatch: Can Egypt’s Liberals Challenge The Military’s …

www.tnr.com/article/93642/egypt-liberals-military-cairo

Aug 15, 2011 – … people trusted them to handle the revolution,” says Sharif Mansour, a pro-democracy activist who now heads Freedom House’s Egypt office.

 

Democracy update from Egypt - Christian Science Monitor

www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/…/Democracy-update-from-Egypt

Christian Science Monitor … By Francine Kiefer / April 11, 2011 … back from Cairo, Sherif Mansour talked with me last week about Egypt’s democratic revolution.

 

Cyber spies – a UK firm accused of helping Egypt’s secret police …

www.stephengrey.com/…/cyber-spies-a-uk-firm-accused-of-helping-…

Sep 21, 2011 – Sherif Mansour, from the US democracy group Freedom House, was in Egypt last year to help monitor parliamentary elections. ‘Outsourcing …

 

No Shows: Why Egyptian-Americans Are Failing to Vote | World …

www.worldpolicy.org/…/no-shows-why-egyptian-americans-are-faili…

Dec 7, 2011 – … to their home country since the revolution,” says Sherif Mansour, an Egyptian-American and Middle East program officer for Freedom House, …

 

Egypt Today: Fertilizing the Grassroots

egypttoday.com/news/display/article/artId:278/fertilizing…/secId:3

Sherif Mansour, a senior program officer with Freedom House, says Egypt’s New Generation program was funded mainly by USAID Egypt grants. Because it is …

 

Trolls Pounce on Facebook’s Tahrir Square | Danger Room | Wired …

www.wired.com/…/2011/…/trolls-pounce-on-facebooks-tahrir-square…

Feb 4, 2011 – … Sherif Mansour of the human-rights organization Freedom House, …Madleine Mansour: “You ruined Egypt you dogs and enemies of Egypt.

 

Mohammed Hussein Tantawi | Danger Room | Wired.com

www.wired.com/dangerroom/tag/mohammed-hussein-tantawi/

Feb 11, 2011 – Sherif Mansour of Freedom House wasn’t so concerned about the lack of an immediate plan for returning Egypt to civilian control. “They’re still …

 

What’s fueling Mideast protests? It’s more than Twitter (Wired UK)

www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011…/middle-east-protests-twitter?…

Jan 28, 2011 – I just spoke with Freedom House’s Sherif Mansour, who’s been in constant contact with Egyptian sources over the last few days. That’s about to …

 

 

Youth Movement At Heart Of Egypt Protests : NPR

www.npr.org › … › Middle East › Anti-Government Protests Roil Egypt

Jan 31, 2011 – Sherif Mansour, senior program officer for Freedom House’s Middle East North Africa programs, speaks to host Robert Siegel about the April …

 

 

Does Obama’s ‘Net Freedom Agenda’ Hurt The U.S.? | Danger …

www.wired.com/…/does-obamas-internet-freedom-agenda-hurt-the-u…

Jan 28, 2011 – Maybe this “Internet Freedom Agenda” wasn’t so well thought out? …says Sherif Mansour from the human-rights group Freedom House.

 

Will the Revolution Come to Egypt? – The Daily Beast

www.thedailybeast.com/…/2011/…/the-revolution-comes-to-egypt.ht…

Jan 23, 2011 – “The thing is, he wasn’t really a threat,” says Sherif Mansour, a senior program officer who focuses on new media in Egypt for Freedom House, …

 

“We Are All Khaled Said”: Will the Revolution Come to Egypt? – The …

www.thedailybeast.com/…/we-are-all-khaled-said-will-the-revolution…

Jan 22, 2011 – “The thing is, he wasn’t really a threat,” says Sherif Mansour, a senior program officer who focuses on new media in Egypt for Freedom House, …

 

Baby Step for Democracy, Egypt ‘s presidential election may point the way for future advances. Time Europe, Sunday, Sep. 11, 2005http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/0,13005,901050919-1103530,00.html

 

Despite its flaws, Egyptian election offers some hope, Low turnout, fraud charges marred vote, but it gave a voice to long-silent citizens. San Francisco ChronicleSunday, September 11, 2005.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/11/MNGDGELS0Q1.DTL

 

Egypt’s Vote: Flawed, but Promising. Time Thursday, Sep. 08, 2005. 2005 http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1103004,00.html

 

Egypt continues to prevent Human Rights activists from monitoring the elections. Aljazeera news channel, 6, September 2005. http://www.elaph.com/ElaphWeb/Politics/2005/8/85315.htm

 

Egypt’s oppn doubts poll panel neutrality. Reuters, 7 July 2005http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayArticle.asp?col=&section=middleeast&xfile=data/middleeast/2005/July/middleeast_July191.xml

 

Thugs broke into a conference on Islamic reform. Elaph newspaper, 7, October, 2004 http://www.elaph.com/elaphweb/Politics/2004/10/14390.htm