Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

A portrait of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hangs the Rafah border crossing with Egypt on November 1, 2017. Egypt ranks 166th out of 180 countries in media watchdog Reporters Without Borders' 2020 world press freedom index.

Photo credit: Said Khatib | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Basma Mostafa was brought before prosecutors on Sunday after she had gone missing the day before while reporting on unrest in the village of Al-Awamya.
  • Dozens of Egyptians took to the streets in several villages across the Egypt in September, according to videos shared widely on social media, especially by sympathisers of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement.

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