Rima Marrouch

Rima Marrouch is research associate for CPJ's Middle East and North Africa Program. She is a former U.N. reporter for the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat.

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In Lebanon, Gebran Tueni's daughter seeks the truth

December 14, 2010 11:01 AM ET

On a rainy Sunday in downtown Beirut, in St. George Cathedral at Place d'Etoile, the family of murdered Lebanese journalist Gebran Tueni gathered with the staff of his newspaper, Al-Nahar, to hold a memorial marking the fifth anniversary of Tueni's assassination. The memorial was held in the same church...

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Lebanon tries to modernize its chaotic media laws

December 13, 2010 10:56 AM ET

Current Lebanese media laws exist in the perfect state of chaos. For example, a print journalist who is a member of the Journalists' Syndicate, according to the Publication Law, is protected from administrative arrest for an opinion piece or an article he writes. However, if the same journalist broadcasts the...

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After outcry, Jordan rolls back repressive measures

September 3, 2010 11:06 AM ET

Jordanian journalists succeeded this week in turning back some of the most repressive aspects of a new law on cyber crimes. The initial version of the law, approved by the cabinet of ministers on August 3, included broad restrictions on material deemed by the state to be defamatory or...

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Jailed Iranian journalist Goudarzi receives NPC award

August 26, 2010 12:19 PM ET

The National Press Club has announced the recipients of the 2010 John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award, which is given each year to individuals who have contributed to the cause of press freedom and open government. This year, the international recipient is Iranian blogger Kouhyar Goudarzi, who is...

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Morocco pardons journalist to create smokescreen

June 16, 2010 10:15 AM ET

On Friday evening, after receiving an unexpected royal pardon, Driss Chahtan, the editor of the independent weekly Al-Michaal, was released from Oukacha Prison in Casablanca. However, his release is one of the few positive developments amid many alarming cases of worsening press conditions in Morocco....

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Journalists on raided flotilla leaving Israel, speaking out

June 2, 2010 6:23 PM ET

Firsthand accounts from reporters who were on the flotilla of humanitarian activists raided by Israeli forces on Monday are finally coming out as the journalists are released from custody. These early reports indicate that soldiers harassed international journalists—at least six had their equipment either confiscated or destroyed, according to CPJ interviews and...

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