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Attacks on the Press 2007: Middle East and North Africa Snapshots

February 5, 2008 10:48 AM ET

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Tunisian writer sentenced to jail

December 5, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 5, 2007— The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the one-year prison sentence handed down on Tuesday to a Tunisian freelance journalist known for his published criticism of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and members of the...

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Critical writer jailed in Tunisia

November 27, 2007 12:00 AM ET

New York, November 27, 2007--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the detention of a Tunisian freelance journalist known for his published criticism of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and members of the first family. On Monday,...

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Cairo court sentences Al-Jazeera producer to six months in jail

May 2, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 2, 2007—On the same day the Committee to Protect Journalists cited Egypt for its deteriorating press conditions, a judge in Cairo convicted an Al-Jazeera producer on charges of “harming Egypt’s national interest” and “falsely depicting events” for...

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Journalists hit by Israeli stun grenades in the West Bank

March 8, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 8, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that two journalists were bruised by Israeli stun grenades at an Israeli military checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah today. Rami al-Faqih, a correspondent for...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Middle East Snapshots

February 5, 2007 11:22 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Tunisia

February 5, 2007 11:06 AM ET

TUNISIA Despite its election to the newly established U.N. Human Rights Council in May, Tunisia under the autocratic rule of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali continued to pursue a policy of muzzling critical media and harassing independent journalists and...

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Al-Jazeera producer charged with harming Egypt’s national interests

January 17, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 17, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed that Egyptian authorities have brought criminal charges against an Al-Jazeera producer in connection with her work on a documentary about torture. Howayda Taha Matwali, who also works as a...

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Journalist, two media workers murdered

November 22, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 22, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of an Iraqi journalist in the city of Baqubah near Baghdad, and the killing of two media support workers in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Luma al-Karkhi,...

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Two journalists detained after writing about divisions

May 16, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 16, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the detention of two journalists who have written about divisions within Syria. Military intelligence service detained prominent activist and writer Michel Kilo on May 14 in Damascus, according...

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