On March 8, International Women's Day, we at Women Journalists Without Chains urge the immediate release of female journalists and political prisoners
Journalist Hanane Bakour is still being harassed by Moroccan authorities, who have yet again scheduled her trial for April 10, 2023.
The Moroccan journalist Omar A1-Radi was convicted of several six-years prison sentence by the court of Appeal in Casablanca in March 2022.
Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) condemns and denounces the storming of the Journalists Syndicate building in Aden, its seizure, and intimidation of its employees, and holds the Southern Transitional Council fully responsible.
The journalist Noureddine Boutar serving as the director of the radio station and news website Mosaique FM has been arrested in Tunisia for reasons related to the radio’s editorial policy, according to his lawyer Dalila Mosaddeq.
Egyptian authorities continue to prevent the detained journalist, Hisham Abdelaziz, from access to necessary medical care as his health worsens, amid growing fears of the risk of his vision loss after becoming deaf, in a flagrant violation of local laws and international conventions.
The Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) has denounced the imprisonment threat from a cabinet minister to the Sudanese journalist Abdelrahman El Ajeb for reasons related to his journalistic work.
WJWC calls on UAE authorities to refrain from confiscating public freedoms and repeal recent penal code
The Women Journalists Without Chains has called on the UAE to stop the crackdown on public freedoms, release prisoners of conscience, abolish the new Penal Code, the Cybercrime Law, and all laws that conflict with international standards, and with Article 30 of the UAE Constitution, whereby freedom of opinion and expressing it verbally or in writing or by other means shall be guaranteed within the limits of the law.
The WJWC has strongly condemned the arrest of the Secretary General of the Somali Journalists Syndicate, and demanded the Somali authorities for the immediate release of the detained journalists, including the Syndicate's Secretary General, Abdalle Ahmed Mumin.
Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) renews its strong condemnation and denunciation of the separatist Southern Transitional Council’s militia for such dangerous practices against journalists, professional and union leaders and media institutions in Aden.