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June 11, 2014
By Eric Eikenberry Bassem Youssef’s decision to end “El Bernameg”—his weekly satirical take on Egyptian politics and society widely watched in the Arab world—reflects the murky understanding...
June 10, 2014
New York City  - Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to link its support of the Egyptian government to progress on the protection of basic human rights and freedoms. As Egypt’s...
June 09, 2014
Top News CHIDREN AT THE BORDER Over the weekend, the Obama Administration began sending hundreds of unaccompanied children caught crossing the U.S. southern border to a makeshift holding center in...
June 04, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today described the White House’s response to the Egyptian presidential elections as misleading and damaging to U.S. credibility in the region. The official...
June 03, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First’s Neil Hicks and other members of the Working Group on Egypt urged President Obama to overhaul U.S. policy toward Egypt following the sham election of...
May 02, 2014
By Molly Hofsommer Saturday May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day, which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom and highlights the state of press freedom throughout the world....
May 01, 2014
Washington D.C. - Human Rights First applauds Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) for his leadership in placing a hold on the resumption of military assistance to Egypt in response to the state violence...

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January 1, 2016

On the fifth anniversary of the mass Tahrir Square protests against Egypt's former President Mubarak that led to his resignation and unleashed a period of continuing political instability, Human Rights First will release a new blueprint on how Congress and the Obama Administration should address the persistent human rights crisis in Egypt.

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