Crédit : Mada Masr/DR

The Independent Media Network in the Arab World demands an immediate end to the campaign of harassment and intimidation against Attalah and Mada Masr.

For years, Mada Masr, Egypt’s last independent media, had been the target of continuous harassment by the authorities. On November 23, Mada Masr’s editor Shady Zalat was arrested  from his home. The following day, plainclothes security personnel raided Mada Masr’s offices for several hours, seized equipment and arrested three members of the editorial team, including Attalah. All three, as well as Zalat, were released several hours later without any explanation.

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