Egypt aiming for “record number of journalist arrests” on World Press Freedom Day

CAIRO: The Egyptian government is looking to celebrate today’s World Press Freedom Day by breaking the world record for number of journalists arrested, according to reports.

“Obviously everyone has heard about the Al Jazeera staffers who have been imprisoned here for months, but we want to show the world that we’re much than just a few incarcerated reporters,” said a source.

“Over the next 24 hours, Egyptian officers will be out in force arresting not just political reporters, but film critics, motoring journalists, restaurant reviewers, travel writers… even people who review mobile phone apps. We want this to be a day the whole country can get involved with, so are urging people to keep their eyes peeled for any sign of journalism. Should you see someone updating their fashion and beauty blog, inform the nearest policeman and they’ll be immediately thrown into prison on trumped up charges of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood!”

2 Responses to Egypt aiming for “record number of journalist arrests” on World Press Freedom Day

  1. Marsha Lah May 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    E24/7 reporters will be able to continue to operate with impunity – they could never be mistaken for journalists. But we urge you to impose an immediate curfew on your team.

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  2. Songline May 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    What happened to Beautiful Egypt? give us back back beautiful Egypt. God want his people free.

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