Middle East & North Africa

2010

Case   |   Algeria

Algerian newspaper covering corruption suspended

A court in central Algiers indefinitely banned the bimonthly newspaper Sirry Lelghaya (Highly Classified), a supplement of Al-Monaqasa newspaper, as of November 3, 2009. According to local news reports, the vague wording of the decision noted licensing irregularities without providing details. The court's decision was issued in accordance with the Information Act of 4/4/1990 and the Penal Code. This legislation grants the judiciary the power to ban and fine newspapers.

January 22, 2010 4:15 PM ET

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Impact   |   Azerbaijan, Iraq, Sri Lanka

CPJ Impact

January 2010

News from the Committee to Protect Journalists

Letters   |   Mauritania

Mauritanian journalist still being held after prison term ends

Dear Mr. President, The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to protest the continued detention and relentless campaign of persecution against Hanevy Ould Dehah, editor of the online news site Taqadoumy, who has been imprisoned since June.

January 20, 2010 5:15 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Tunisia

Prison term completed, Tunisian still behind bars

New York, January 20, 2010—An appeals court in the city of Nabeul refused today to release Tunisian Zuhair Makhlouf despite his completion of a three-month prison term imposed in October. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the court’s decision and demands authorities release Makhlouf immediately.

January 20, 2010 3:21 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Yemen

Yemeni court gives journalist 3 months in jail

New York, January 19, 2010—A journalist at a Yemeni weekly was sentenced on Saturday, in absentia, to three months in jail and was banned from writing for a year. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Sana’a court’s decision and calls on the Yemeni judiciary to reverse the sentence on appeal.

January 19, 2010 4:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Tunisia

In Tunisia, a journalist is sentenced to four years in prison

New York, January 15, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges the Tunisian judiciary to reverse on appeal the Wednesday decision of a Tunisian court in the southern town of Gafsa to sentence Fahem Boukadous, correspondent for the satellite television station Al-Hiwar Al-Tunisi, to a four-year prison term. 

January 15, 2010 1:29 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Editor-in-chief facing deportation in Israel

New York, January 14, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release in Israel of Jared Malsin, editor-in-chief of the English-language section of the independent Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency. A deportation hearing has been scheduled for Sunday.

January 14, 2010 2:55 PM ET

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Statements   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

U.S. editor barred from re-entering Israel

We issued the following statement today after learning that Israeli authorities have detained Jared Malsin, a U.S. citizen and editor-in-chief of the English-language section of the independent Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency, at the Tel Aviv airport. Malsin was due to be expelled without a hearing on Thursday morning. Protests by the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem have resulted in a reversal. Malsin will now appear before a judge for a deportation hearing on Thursday morning, according to his colleagues at Ma’an...

January 13, 2010 3:53 PM ET

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Blog   |   CPJ, Iraq, USA

After succession of surgeries, Iraqi cameraman leaves U.S.

Today, more than year after landing in the United States to receive medical treatment for severe injuries sustained while reporting in Baghdad, Jehad Ali boarded a plane at the Detroit Wayne County Airport en route to Beirut.

January 12, 2010 5:43 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Iran

CPJ condemns additional arrests in Iran

New York, January 7, 2010Iranian authorities have arrested at least three more journalists in their ongoing campaign to suppress critical reporting and commentary, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the arrests and calls on the government to release all imprisoned journalists, who number more than 30.

January 7, 2010 2:45 PM ET

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