Analyses and data track press freedom conditions throughout the region. Mohamed Abdel Dayem examines five trends to watch from the Arab uprisings. María Salazar and Sheryl Mendez describe the fear and uncertainty facing doens of Iranian exiled journalists. And Robert Mahoney details Turkey’s assault on free expression.
Middle East & North Africa
This is the story of Iranian journalist Javad Moghimi Parsa. TIME magazine published one of the photos he took during his off-duty coverage of the unrest which came after the 2009 elections. Called a spy, he fled into exile. [View a larger version of the video here.]
Dozens of journalists who have fled Iran to avoid prison face a tense and lengthy process toward resettlement and an uncertain financial and professional future. Most of all, they fear that the Iranian government will catch up with them. >> فارسي
8 International journalists expelled in March as the regime sought to block global coverage.
Country reports in this chapter were researched and written by Dahlia El-Zein, research associate for CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program, with reporting from CPJ Program Coordinator Mohamed Abdel Dayem.