Egypt listed as dangerous for journalists
Ongoing violence and political turmoil in the country has seen many journalists arrested on the front line.
September 19, 2013
The recent violence and political turmoil in Egypt has seen many journalists arrested on the front line.
Six journalists have been killed and at least 25 more arrested, with Al Jazeera being among the most frequently targeted.
Among those arrested were Al Jazeera's Abdullah al-Shami and Mohammed Badr, who are still being detained in Abu Zabaal prison.
All this means Egypt has now been listed within the top five most dangerous countries for journalists, where three years ago it did not even make the top 10.
That is why a symposium is being held in Geneva, Switzerland, alongside the UN's Human Rghts Council meeting, highlighting the importance of press freedom.
*Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from Geneva.