Noha Atef

An Egyptian journalist and editor of Tortureinegypt.net blog, I'm interested in human rights causes. My joy is to learn something new and to help others. I love Egypt and have been living in it, but i fell that my home country is the whole world!

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Latest posts by Noha Atef

1 August 2009

Egypt: 2 Bloggers Released and Another Still Disappeared (podcast)

Two out of the three bloggers who were arrested on July 22, 2009 are now free. Abdel Rahman Ayyash and Magdy Saad were released after six days of arrest at...

22 July 2009

Egypt: Three Bloggers Arrested On the Same Day

Today, July 22, 2009, seems to be a start of a series of crackdown on bloggers in Egypt, as 3 young bloggers were arrested separately. The first blogger is Ahmad...

22 June 2009

Egypt: A Week of ‘Bad News’ for bloggers

Last week ended up with a number of bad news for some Egyptian bloggers. Diaa Eddin Gad from Sawt Ghadeb (Angry Voice), is harassed by State Security police. Diaa, who...

11 June 2009

Egypt: Police Asks For Information about visitors of ‘Political Websites’

After detaining more than 100 blogger in 2008 alone, Egypt is now using a new technique in controlling the internet freedom, as police officers asked an internet café owner to...

27 May 2009

Egyptian Blogger to Pay a Heavy Fine For Reporting On Environmental Pollution

The Egyptian blogger Tamer Mabrouk was punished yesterday, not by being sent to a prison cell, but was fined L.E. 2500 (446 USD), and civil compensation of L.E. 40.000 (7272...

17 May 2009

Egypt: A Blogger is Behind Bars Because of “Exploiting The Democratic Climate”

After being detained for 15 days under investigation, the Egyptian blogger Ahmed Mohsen is to still imprisoned, as he is accused of "Exploiting the democratic climate to overthrow the government"....

29 April 2009

Egypt: Local Report Documents Violations against 43 Internet Users

The prominent Egyptian NGO Hisham Mubarak Center for Law (HMCL) issued a report, titled “Egypt on the Crossroad …2008“, documenting the status of freedom of expression in the country during...

22 April 2009

Egypt: A New Detention Order for a Blogger Arrested Since 2007

In an unexplained action, Egyptian Ministry of Interior issued a new detention order for blogger and activist, Mos'ad Abu Fagr. The detained blogger was transferred again to Borg El Arab...

19 April 2009

Egypt: An Appeal For The Imprisonment Of A Blogger

An appeal for the sentence on the Egyptian blogger Ahmad Saad Abou Doma was presented yesterday. Lawyers from Hisham Mubarak center for Legal Aid requested the cancellation of a sentence...

13 April 2009

Egypt: Blogger Abu Fagr Remains Detained Despite Eight Release Orders

Today will mark one week since the eighth release order has been made for Egyptian blogger Mos'ad Suleiman Hassan (a.k.a. Mos'ad Abu Fagr); Despite that fact, Fagr remains locked at...

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