Egypt

Jailed Egyptian photojournalist wins UN press freedom prize

The United Nations' cultural agency ignored warnings from Egypt and awarded the World Press Freedom Prize Monday to an imprisoned Egyptian photographer.

An independent jury panel for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization gave the honor to Mahmoud Abu Zeid, a photojournalist known as Shawkan.

He has been jailed since August 2013, when he was arrested in Cairo in while covering a demonstration at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square.

Jury President Maria Ressa said the award, which recognizes work that promotes freedom of the press, especially under dangerous conditions, "pays tribute to his courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of...

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