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Middle East & North Africa

(Reuters/Muzaffar Salman)


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Bahrain

784 Days "Blogfather" was hiding
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Egypt

6 Killed in 2013
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Iran

82 Journalists in exile

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Iraq

0 Murders prosecuted
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Jordan

304 Number of websites banned

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Libya

1 Journalist killed
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Morocco

38 Days in jail
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Sudan

6 Journalists banned from working

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Syria

61 Journalists abducted
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Tunisia

22 Attacks on journalists
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Yemen

17 Violations in a month

Country reports in this chapter were researched and written by CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour, CPJ Middle East and North Africa Research Associate Jason Stern, and Shaimaa Abu Elkhir, CPJ's Cairo representative.




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