Report: 259 journalists jailed in 2016

More than 250 journalists, including Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein, were detained or jailed last year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The figures show Egypt is one of the most dangerous countries to work as a journalist.

    More than 250 journalists, including Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein, were detained or jailed last year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

    The figures show Egypt is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to work as a journalist.

    Hussein, who was arrested in Egypt while on holiday, is awaiting trial on charges of spreading false news. Al Jazeera denies the allegations and is demanding his immediate release.

    Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports.

    READ MORE: Mahmoud Hussein - Freedom of expression is valuable

     


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.