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Manufacturers: HPA Vietnam, NewtechTeam:Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Trinh Thi Thanh Huyen, Nguyen Van Thinh.Architects In Charge:Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc PhuongCity:Hà TĩnhCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nguyen Tien ThanhText description provided by the architects. As a part in a chain of Agritecture development projects, Terraces home adopts the combination of Architecture and Agriculture (Agriculture + Architecture = Agritecture) as a basis for sustainable development. Save this picture!DiagramThe idea is to combine the two distinctive elements of Vietnam’s rural areas: The house (accommodation space) and terraced rice field (cultivation space) to create a Home with blurred boundaries in and out; above and below; common and private.Save this picture!© Nguyen Tien ThanhCertain accommodation space is located along the slope of the roof so that it is wide open to sight angles, light and shadow, which is enabled by concrete trays of farm produce at different levels high above. Along the two flanks of the roof are irrigation systems to keep plots of farmland evergreen, and mitigate adverse effects of habitat and tropical monsoon weather conditions such as shortage of green trees, noise, dust and smoke, heat, storms, etc. Save this picture!© Nguyen Tien ThanhSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nguyen Tien ThanhAgricultural cultivation helps bring city dwellers closer to the nature by giving them interesting first-hand experience in planting, taking good care and sharing harvested produce from their own farmland plots with their neighbors. Save this picture!© Nguyen Tien ThanhSave this picture!Roof PlanSave this picture!© Nguyen Tien ThanhTerraces home serves as a constant reminder of the origin of paddy rice civilization in a flat world context threatened by various types of pollution currently at an alarming level. It is, at the same time, expected to promote the expansion of farmland plots in urban areas with a view to securing food supplies for future life. Save this picture!© Nguyen Tien ThanhProject gallerySee allShow lessLucerne School of Art and Design / EM2NSelected ProjectsJing Kai New Media Center / hyperSity ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Houses Photographs: Nguyen Tien Thanh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Vietnam “COPY” Terraces Home / H&P ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTerraces Home / H&P Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798826/terraces-home-h-and-p-architects Clipboard Terraces Home / H&P Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798826/terraces-home-h-and-p-architects Clipboard CopyHouses, Sustainability•Hà Tĩnh, Vietnam Year: Projects Architects: H&P Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily 2015 Save this picture!© Nguyen Tien Thanh+ 36 Share CopyAbout this officeH&P ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityIcebergHà TĩnhVietnamPublished on November 07, 2016Cite: “Terraces Home / H&P Architects” 07 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© ©2015 Peter Aaron/Esto+ 16Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Landscape Architect: Hollander Design Hamptons Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson United States Eckersley O’Callaghan Hamptons Residence / Bohlin Cywinski JacksonSave this projectSaveHamptons Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Interior Design: Ingrao Inc. CopyHouses•Suffolk County, United States ArchDaily Structural Engineer: IMI Interior Management Inc. Houses Photographs: ©2015 Peter Aaron/Esto ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898520/hamptons-residence-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboard Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” M/E/P Engineer:Altieri Sebor WieberPrincipal:Peter BohlinProject Manager:Todd HowardCity:Suffolk CountyCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© ©2015 Peter Aaron/EstoText description provided by the architects. Set among fields along the south-facing coast of Long Island and within a short walk to the ocean, this Hamptons residence is a quiet refuge for a growing family and offers extraordinary views of the surrounding landscape. The residence lies parallel to the water, looking south into preserved agricultural land with the distant sound of waves breaking along the ocean shore, and north to a field of wildflowers and native grasses.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© ©2015 Peter Aaron/EstoThe plan bends slightly to maximize views of the coastline. A path from the parking court leads to a linear walkway of silver-grey weathered wood planks that passes through the entry foyer of the house and out to the pool beyond. The volume of the house is a two-story wood, steel, and glass structure; transparent walls provide delicacy to the house.Save this picture!© ©2015 Peter Aaron/EstoLouvered screens and deep overhangs shield the interior spaces from the summer sun and allow warm winter light to dip below the roofline. Inside, a hall runs past the entry foyer and kitchen, at which point the house plan opens into a light-filled double-height dining and living space. A large chimney mass and skylight anchor the room.Save this picture!© ©2015 Peter Aaron/EstoAbove a suspended bridge spans through the double-height space connecting second story volumes at varying levels, inclining upward and terminating at either end in an open staircase. Guest sleeping rooms and a master suite inhabit these volumes and look out to the sea. The upper-level master suite includes a study, covered deck, and a glorious light-filled bath. The outside is comprised of a serene palette of natural materials which will weather as the house ages, harmonizing with the beachside landscape.Save this picture!© ©2015 Peter Aaron/EstoProject gallerySee allShow lessFacebook Set to Occupy London Offices in King’s Cross by AHMM and Bennetts AssociatesArchitecture NewsHabitat for Orphan Girls Crowned 2018 House of the Year by The Architectural ReviewArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898520/hamptons-residence-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboard General Contractor: Projects “COPY” Area: 8000 ft² Photographs CopyAbout this officeBohlin Cywinski JacksonOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSuffolk CountyUnited StatesPublished on July 23, 2018Cite: “Hamptons Residence / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson” 23 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses CopyAbout this officeMing ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookSingaporePublished on April 08, 2020Cite: “Venus House / Ming Architects” 07 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Architects: PAX.ARQ Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 ArchDaily Houses Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785258/workshop-house-parq Clipboard Manufacturers: Belmetal, Drenaltec, HH Môveis, Montart Esquadrias Metálicas, Pau Pau, Reka Iluminação, SPR DivisôriasAuthors:Paula Sertório, Victor PaixãoDesign Team:Alecsander Gonçalves, Isabella Fatarelli, Lucas Lemos, Miguel Muralha, Murilo Gabriele, Renata Lovro, Renata Stefanelli, Sebastian Perez Sarralde, Ubirata PrilipStructure:Telecki Arquitetura de ProjetosLandscaping:Marcel SteinerInstallations (Electrical, Hydraulics, Air Conditioning):Grau EngenhariaConstruction:SBN Engenharia Construções e AcabamentosSoil Consulting:Apoio Assessoria e Projetos de FundaçõesBlock Project:EPM Sistemas de FôrmasCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruno CandiottoRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEADoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. As a result of a particular programmatic condition, the workshop-house project was conceived to host a residence, a high-performance mechanical workshop and classrooms in a 260m² terrain located in the Pinheiros neighborhood, São Paulo.Save this picture!Diagram 4The programmatic activities were distributed in a specific way so it was possible to take the greatest advantage from the functional and legal point of view. The result is a separation of the program in three levels: ground-floor, which hosts the mechanical workshop activities, revisions, repairs, part-washing and a dynamometer room for vehicle testing; first floor, where the classrooms, study rooms and bathrooms are located; and second floor, place for the residence.Save this picture!© Bruno CandiottoAll the activities are administered by one only inhabitant who breaks down his daily schedule along the different spaces, each one of them with particular characteristics. When all these are incorporated together, the relationship becomes a generator of a specific morphology that could only be a consequence of the conditions that gave origin to the project. Save this picture!© Bruno CandiottoThe concrete inclined slab gathers a major role among the whole composition as an element capable of offering diverse solutions. It embodies the visual limit between the public and private realms, while it shelters the upper domains from noise pollution and the mechanical equipment on the ground-floor. Simultaneously, it enhances natural ventilation and illumination for the workshop and classrooms, while facilitating rain water capturing for reuse. Save this picture!© Bruno CandiottoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Bruno CandiottoThe relationship between the building and the city is compelling, as the composition draws back voluntarily from the terrain’s limits and frees the urban corner in a gentle manner, favoring the materialization of a place for gatherings and urban encounters along its surroundingsSave this picture!© Bruno CandiottoOriginally published on April 13, 2016Project gallerySee allShow lessMaison Blanc / Grieve Gillett AndersenSelected ProjectsShonan Christ Church / Takeshi Hosaka ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Workshop House / PAX.ARQSave this projectSaveWorkshop House / PAX.ARQ Workshop House / PAX.ARQ Save this picture!© Bruno Candiotto+ 40Curated by Pedro Vada Share Photographs: Bruno Candiotto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses, Offices•São Paulo, Brazil Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785258/workshop-house-parq Clipboard Year: CopyAbout this officePAX.ARQOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOfficesSão PauloIcebergBrazilPublished on April 18, 2020Cite: “Workshop House / PAX.ARQ” 18 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Hafele, Hettich, Jaquar, Kommerling, Asian Paints, Simpolo, Trimble Clients:Dr.Libin T BalanEngineering:Mohan & AssociatesConsultants:Malabar Engineering Pvt. Ltd.City:VatakaraCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Running StudiosRecommended ProductsCarpetsMenuWoven Rug – GravelWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXSkylightsJansenRoof Glazing – VISSSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoText description provided by the architects. The client , Dr.Libin T Balan is a Physician practicing in Vadakara.His family consists of wife , two kids and his parents.The client’s requirement on the project was to have a soothing habitable space for their family with simple planning and uninterrupted family spaces. Dr.Libin was keen on bringing the nature inside and making it a part of their space.His requirements also included innovative design solutions to reduce heat and maximize air circulation throughout the interiors.The interiors were suggested to look simple with creative ideas.Save this picture!© Running StudiosSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Running StudiosThe Axial House , located amidst of a busy town stands out from the overall background with its massive look showcasing a contemporary style of architecture with a perfect blend of landscaping.The facade showcase a certain simplicity of modernism through a combination of clean horizontal & vertical lines.The design of the landscape along with the architecture established the “ Spirit of the place”. The narrow rectangular plot was proposed to have an axial planning concept where in all the spaces were arranged along a central axis which would serve as passage connecting the interior spaces.All the spaces are designed to get views of the landscape courts thereby creating a refreshing atmosphere throughout.Save this picture!© Running StudiosSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Running StudiosPOOL AREA is well arranged with the temple lamps and landscaping with vertical garden .The design of truss works at different levels adds great sectional value to this space .Continuous air circulation is generated by providing louvers along the side wall.All the interior spaces have view towards the pool area and hence the presence of large windows also compliments to refresh the air continuously and circulate cool air. Perforated clay bricks for wall and clay tile for roof , reduced the external heat entering the interiors , which also helped to create interesting light and shadow patterns thereby making the interior court spaces more live.The guest bedroom with cantilevered seating area has view towards this beautiful court.Save this picture!© Running StudiosProject gallerySee allShow lessNuannuan Hotpot & Tea / Golucci Interior ArchitectsSelected ProjectsShanghai Xujiahui Centre, Lot I & II / Ronald Lu & PartnersSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938088/the-axial-house-vm-architects Clipboard Vinay Mohan The Axial House / VM ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Axial House / VM Architects Save this picture!© Running Studios+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Landscape: Projects Eco Garden Photographs: Running Studios Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: VM Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Year: The Axial House / VM Architects “COPY” India Lead Architect: Houses Area: 8917 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938088/the-axial-house-vm-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Vatakara, India CopyAbout this officeVM ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookVatakaraIndiaPublished on April 26, 2020Cite: “The Axial House / VM Architects” 25 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Metro Manila, Philippines, Nov. 19 — The capital city of the Philippines became a front line in the global class war this November. President Barack Obama and 18 other heads of state and government joined 7,000 corporate CEOs for the Asia Pacific Economic Summit held Nov. 18-19. Obama in particular came to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a giant “free trade” zone, which will drive down wages, destroy small farmers and force Pacific Asian countries to further open their economies to U.S. and Canadian monopoly capital.Tens of thousands of ordinary people also came to Manila: Indigenous people, workers, farmers, fishers, students and urban poor from around the Philippines and around the world. They came to protest “neoliberal” austerity, displacement and global apartheid.The U.S.-paid Philippine state did not want them there. The military blocked roads leading to Manila and locked thousands of street dwellers and urban poor in detention centers. It deployed armies of police. But clubs and water cannon could not stop the people from bringing their demands and grievances to the gates of the International Conference Center.“You are so tough when you are up against protesting Filipinos,” Joms Salvador, general secretary of the Philippine women’s organization Gabriela, cried out. “But when it comes to foreign troops coming to our land to build military bases, you welcome them with open arms.”Many protesters came from Mindanao, the southernmost island of the Philippines, where corporate mining and logging operations are driving people from their land. Among them were Lumad people, an Indigenous people of Mindanao who are being murdered and displaced by U.S.-armed Philippine military and state death squads. Hundreds of Lumads have camped out in Manila despite police brutality and harassment. Others came from farther away, from Palestine and Kurdistan, from South Korea and West Papua, Malaysia, Mexico, Senegal, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, Canada, Guatemala and the front lines of the battle against police terror in the United States. Leila Khaled, Palestinian freedom fighter.Famed Palestinian freedom fighter Leila Khaled told the crowd, “We are fighting the same enemy — the imperialists, Zionists, capitalists. We have every right to be here!”“I will tell our people that we are not alone! Palestinians, like Filipinos, are ready to pay the high price for our freedom,” she said. A global people’s assemblyThe APEC summit was not the only powerful gathering of people in Metro Manila that week. Over 400 delegates and observers from 180 organizations from 39 countries, territories and autonomous regions attended the Fifth International Assembly of the International League of People’s Struggle on Nov. 14-16. They were from workers’ unions and organizations of peasants, Indigenous people, migrants, women, urban poor, students, LGBTQ people, tenants, teachers, medical workers, cultural workers, lawyers, scientists and others. They represented the power of the workers and oppressed, those who produce the wealth of the world. ILPS describes itself as the largest international anti-imperialist alliance existing today. Its assembly was preceded by assemblies of the International Women’s Alliance and the International Migrants’ Alliance and followed by the International Festival of People’s Rights and Struggles. The theme of the Fifth Assembly was “For a Socially Just World, Strengthen Peoples’ Solidarity and Intensify the Struggle Against Imperialist Plunder, Crisis and War!” The assembly opened with keynote speeches by former U.S. Rep. Dr. Cynthia McKinney and Palestinian revolutionary Leila Khaled. McKinney exposed the history of U.S. imperialism in Asia and warned, “Beware President Obama’s pivot to Asia! Don’t get tricked and don’t be fooled.”Khaled spoke of the Intifada emerging in Palestine today, “an Intifada that, like its predecessors, is based among those who are most marginalized, most oppressed and most determined to seek their freedom.” She called on the international movement of the peoples of the world to support the Palestinian people in materially changing the balance of power and escalating the cost of occupation.ILPS chairperson, exiled Filipino revolutionary hero Jose Maria Sison, addressed the assembly by video recording. Sison said that the assembly is deliberately timed to oppose the APEC summit and neoliberal imperialist globalization schemes that brutally exploit working people and drive the world into a worsening economic and social crisis. He spoke of the current global crisis of the capitalist system, the intensifying exploitation and oppression of the people by monopoly capital and growing people’s resistance. Deliberative meetings of the League’s 17 commissions were punctuated by powerful internationalist plenaries. It was also a fighting assembly. Delegates joined mass actions in solidarity with the Lumad people of Mindanao, with farmworkers on the 11th anniversary of the Hacienda Lusita massacre and an anti-imperialist vigil for the victims of ISIS attacks in Beirut and Paris. Among the delegates was Malick Sy of the National Confederation of Workers of Senegal. He said, “As a trade unionist, we must stand with all people who are fighting imperishable neoliberal economic policies.” He compared APEC to the Africa Europe Trade Zone, which is worsening people’s lives through privatization, deregulation and destroying agricultural production.Orly Marcellana is a regional general secretary of the Peasant Movement of the Philippines. His wife, Eden, was murdered 12 years ago by a military death squad. He described how peasants in the southern Tagalog region are driven from the land to make room for multinational-owned malls, golf courses and “special economic zones.” Those who resist are targeted by the military. He said: “Coming here I learned that people in other countries are suffering the same things or even worse. The peasants in the Philippines must fight harder and join with people all over the world resisting U.S. imperialism.”On its last day, the assembly approved a general declaration and elected a new International Coordinating Committee. That night, delegates and guests from the countries represented joined with mass organizations in the Philippines and sang, rapped, recited poetry and danced to celebrate international solidarity and the spirit of resistance. Highlights included a duet between a rapper from the U.S. and a young Lumad boy, along with a performance remembering the Ayotzinapa 43 in Mexico. The 40-strong U.S. delegation, mostly youth of color, performed the “I Can’t Breathe” song. Jason Martinez of the Indigenous Defense and Resistance Unity Movement (IDRUM) sang and drummed the AIM song.Said Martinez of the assembly, “I was honored to be able to share war stories and learn about struggles that are happening in Latin America, the Philippines, Indonesia, and even within the U.S. and more.”The writer is second deputy general secretary of the International League of People’s Struggle and represents the International Action Center on the ILPS’s International Coordinating Committee. The resolutions, declaration and some of the talks from the League’s Fifth International Assembly may be found at www.ilps.infoFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
From Argentina to Yemen, from Brazil to Syria, from the Democratic Republic of Korea to Iran, U.S. imperialism has conducted non-stop “regime change” campaigns. These political, economic and often military campaigns are all designed to do one thing: overturn those governments that put up an obstacle to the rapacious greed of U.S. banks and corporations.For the last 19 years U.S. imperialism has tried to overturn Venezuela’s pro-socialist government now led by President Nicolás Maduro. In 2002 it masterminded a military coup against President Hugo Chávez, whose seizure by rightists sparked a huge popular uprising that stopped the coup leaders and the Pentagon in their tracks. Washington and the Venezuelan rightists have never stopped their subversion.The latest attempt was a right-wing signature drive for a recall election of President Maduro. An Oct. 21 ruling by the Venezuelan National Electoral Council cancelling the recall for 2016 has stymied U.S. imperialism’s plans. For now. The initial petition drive, the council announced, contained 605,727 irregularities, over 30 percent, including signatures from over 10,000 deceased people. (telesurtv.net, Oct. 21)This is a key setback. It means that even if the recall campaign succeeds next year, the pro-socialist vice president would take over when Maduro would be forced to step down. This would leave progressive forces in office at least until regular elections are held in 2018.Because presenting false signatures on a petition is a criminal offense, the government has ruled that eight right-wing politicians, responsible for the recall campaign, cannot leave the country.Frothing at the mouth, the right-wing leaders have gone so far as to press the military to stage a coup. “Hopefully the armed forces will have people respect the constitution,” said Henrique Capriles, head of Justice First and one of the leaders of the rightist MUD (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática) coalition.Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio is leading the U.S. charge to overturn the Venezuelan government, promising “concrete consequences” for “violating democratic norms.” (abcnews.go.com, Oct. 22)Comparison with U.S. Pinkney caseRight now the Rev. Edward Pinkney rots in a Michigan prison. He was sentenced to up to 10 years because some of the signatures on the recall petitions for Benton Harbor’s mayor contained the wrong dates. Unlike what happened in Venezuela, none of the signatures in Michigan were found to be invalid. And no evidence was presented that Rev. Pinkney had anything to do with discrepancies on the petitions.But Rev. Pinkney was standing up to the giant multinational Whirlpool Corporation, which runs the politics and courts in Benton Harbor. He was supporting the oppressed African-American community there. Those were his crimes in the eyes of Wall Street and its minions.The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela has used revenue from the country’s vast oil reserves to fund key social programs that have greatly lifted the living standard of the country’s poor people. Chávez won election after election until he died in 2013.Venezuelans elected Maduro to a five-year term as president that year. But then the world price of oil collapsed, causing extreme economic problems for Venezuela, including a spike in inflation. The Maduro government has struggled to preserve gains for the workers and poor, including proclaiming a 50 percent pay increase for workers and debit cards with emergency cash for the poorest Venezuelans.Venezuela’s reactionary capitalists have used the problems, seeing in them an opportunity to further destabilize the country’s economy and government. Factory owners have restricted production and diverted up to 40 percent of needed commodities to illegal street sales and even to other countries. Some organized gangs have been hired to firebomb government buildings and attack government security forces.In response to the rightist offensive, on Sept. 1 thousands of Venezuelans packed Avenida Bolivar in the capital city of Caracas to support Maduro. The workers and poor have a right to defend their sovereign country from attack by Venezuelan capitalists and the imperialist colossus that stands behind them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News August 12, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Shawkan” in very poor health after two years of provisional detention to go further Reporters Without Borders calls for Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid’s immediate release and the withdrawal of all the charges against him at his next court appearance on 17 August, three days after he will have completed his second year in provisional detention. February 6, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Known by the pseudonym of “Shawkan”, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, 28, has been held in Cairo’s Tora prison ever since his arrest on 14 August 2013 while providing the Demotix and Corbix photo agencies with coverage of clashes between the security forces and deposed President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters in Rabiaa Al-Awadiya Square.“This young photojournalist’s already fragile health has worsened steadily because of the conditions to which he has been exposed in prison for the past two years,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said.“He has been subjected to one of the longest period’s of provisional detention in Egypt’s history, having spent more than 700 days in prison without any formal charges being brought against him. This intolerable situation must end at once. He must be freed without more ado. We want no less from the hearing on 17 August.”Exhausted physically and psychologically by his two years in detention, Zeid has likened his current situation to “a black hole in which all things resemble each other and everything is dark.”In a recent message written in his cell, he said: “Journalism has become a crime in today’s Egypt. A journalist can be sentenced to life imprisonment or can spend years in pre-trial detention. Egypt is the only country where journalists are regarded as political actors.”Zeid has hepatitis, which is getting steadily worse because of the appalling prison conditions, the lack of access to medical care and the mistreatment to which he has been subjected.Other journalists are accused of supporting a “terrorist organization” and disseminating false news – spurious charges used by Field Marshall Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s regime to gag journalists and to suppress an open public debate in which a broad range of views may be expressed.The retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists that began in February was postponed for the tenth time a few days ago. The three being tried are Egyptians Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who were freed provisionally in February, and Peter Greste, an Australian who was deported back to his country of origin.With at least 15 journalists currently detained just for doing their job, Egypt is the world’s fourth biggest prison for media personnel (after China, Eritrea and Iran). It is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Follow the news on Egypt Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Organisation February 1, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2021 Find out more News News