The General Assembly of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, yesterday unanimously approved a resolution calling on Egypt to release all jailed journalists and to end harassment of independent news sites.

The resolution comes shortly after the Egyptian authorities refused to honour a court order to release Al Jazeera correspondent Mahmoud Hussein, who has been held without charges since December 2016.

The Assembly approved the resolution during its meeting at the 2019 IPI World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 5.

Read the full resolution.