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Jailed Egyptian photojournalist wins UN press freedom prize

Paris - 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 honour 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, whi

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