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Egypt court hands 5-year jail term to photojournalist Shawkan

Sep 08, 2018 - 6:19 PM

However, Shawkan should be able to walk free after already having spent 5 years in jail

JAILED PHOTOJOURNALIST. In this file photo, photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as Shawkan, gestures from inside a soundproof glass dock during his trial in the capital Cairo on August 9, 2016. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan winner of 2018 World Press Freedom Prize

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:56 AM

'The choice of Mahmoud Abu Zeid pays tribute to his courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of expression,' says Maria Ressa, president of the independent international jury of media professionals on the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

JAILED PHOTOJOURNALIST. Photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as Shawkan, gesturing from inside a soundproof glass dock, during his trial in the capital Cairo on August 9, 2016. He is the wiiner of the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP