Pen International denounces the latest crackdowns in Egypt.
The industrial action is supported by the Egyptian Press Syndicate and the British National Union of Journalists.
Egyptian journalists, who work for the BBC Cairo bureau, are starting a strike today over pay. Amid soaring inflation and devaluation of the Egyptian currency, the strikers are demanding either to get paid in US dollars like their foreign counterparts or significantly increasing their pay in local currency.
The industrial action will last for ten days, and is backed by the Press Syndicate head Khaled el-Balshy.