Since the July 2013 removal of President Mohammed Morsi, the Egyptian interim government has engaged in a sweeping offensive against members of the deposed leader’s political party, the Muslim Brotherhood. The crackdown has also applied to media outlets: authorities have shuttered entire news offices on dubious allegations of reporting false stories and associating with the Muslim Brotherhood, now considered a terrorist group by the Egyptian government. Twenty journalists are currently jailed in Egypt on terror charges, or are being held without charge. Of these, nine are connected to Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news network, which had its Cairo offices closed by Egyptian authorities in July, 2013. Both digital and street solidarity demonstrations have been held by journalists and activists to demand the reporters' release. International pleas for the group's freedom have gone unheeded by the Egyptian government, and the journalists are due to stand trial in the country.