Tolerance.ca
Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations, Tolerance.ca® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Jailed Egyptian Photographer Wins UNESCO Press Freedom Prize

The United Nations' cultural agency has ignored warnings from Egypt and awarded the World Press Freedom prize to an imprisoned Egyptian photographer.   A jury on Monday awarded the honor to Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as Shawkan, who has been in jail since he was arrested in Cairo in August 2013 for covering a demonstration at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square.   Egypt's Foreign Ministry strongly warned UNESCO against the move Sunday, saying that Shawkan faces terror-related...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -


Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter