This is the first annual report prepared by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information on the status of freedom of opinion and expression in Egypt during 2007.
The report contains two sections, the first section on the legal framework and stations affecting freedom of expression in 2007.
Section II on the violations monitored by the Arabic Network of freedom of expression and freedom of press this year. Whether printed media or the electronic blogs, and this report contains for the first time a section on violations, which affected the freedom of artistic creativity "theatre, cinema, and television."
This report is a result of collaborative work of:
Gamal Eid: researcher and legal counsel, the Executive Director of the Arabic Network, prepared the legal section and the editing.
Duaa Sultan: assistant editor of Al-Dostour, Chief of the Art page, prepared the chapter on artistic creativity.
Rawda. Ahmed Sayed: Lawyer in the Arabic Network, and Abdou Abdel Aziz, the administrative director of the Arabic Network, prepared together the chapter on journalists and writers.
Mina Zekri: Programme Director of the Arabic Network, prepared the chapter on the blogs and electronic journalism
Also, Mohammed Abu Al Majd translated the report from the Arabic of English.
The Arabic Network gives special thanks to the Cartoonist Mohamed Abdullah, as he enriched the report with his cartoons.