Women's Voices in Journalists: Solafa Magdy
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Solafa Magdy is an Egyptian reporter whose work has covered her country’s political transition and related social unrest, minority rights, women's rights, human rights, and refugees. She is also the founder of Everyday Footage, an initiative that focuses on training young women journalists and researchers. Solafa has won numerous awards for her journalism and was a 2019 United Nations Journalism Fellow.
In November 2019, Solafa was imprisoned following raids by the Egyptian government on various independent news outlets. Since, she has been detained in inhumane conditions with no access to a fair trial. Earlier this year, Solafa’s lawyers submitted a complaint to the Egyptian authorities regarding physical and sexual assault while in prison. In their annual report, Freedom House rated Egypt as Not Free and identified press freedom as one of the most pressing concerns.
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