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Grave risk to media freedom in Egypt as journalists face ‘terror charges’

Headline Title:  Grave risk to media freedom in Egypt as journalists face ‘terror charges’ 29 January 2014 The Egyptian authorities must immediately drop the charges against three journalists from Al Jazeera English who were referred to trial today for allegedly providing assistance or belonging to a banned group engaged in terrorist activities, said Amnesty International.“Today’s decision by Egypt’s chief prosecutor to refer a number of journalists to trial on alleged terrorism related charges is a major setback for media freedom in Egypt,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of…

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