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Attacks on the Press 2005: Yemen

February 16, 2006 10:57 AM ET

YEMEN Yemen's press found itself on the defensive as a string of chilling attacks occurred against a backdrop of armed conflict, economic upheaval, and public protests. The release of imprisoned editor Abdel Kareem al-Khawaini was a bright spot in an...

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Independent Tunisian Journalists Still Face Harsh Attacks

April 28, 2005 4:17 PM ET

Independent Tunisian Journalists Still Face Harsh Attacks By Joel Campagna Al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper, London...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Israel and the Palestinian Authority Territories

March 14, 2005 11:28 AM ET

Israel and the Occupied Territories, including the Palestinian Authority TerritoriesWith Iraq dominating media security concerns in the Middle East, journalists covering the region's other main flash point quietly faced a familiar array of hazards on the job. The occupied West...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Yemen

March 14, 2005 10:57 AM ET

YemenYemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said in May that he would work to decriminalize press offenses. Yet three months later, a prominent editor who published opinion pieces opposing the president's handling of a bloody armed rebellion was sentenced to a...

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Palestinian journalists threatened over coverage of political infighting

July 22, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by new threats against Palestinian journalists covering political unrest in the Gaza Strip, the most recent in a months-long series of actions by Palestinian militants and forces intended...

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Attacks on the Press 2003: Egypt

March 11, 2004 12:05 PM ET

Egypt boasts many national, party, independent, and opposition publications that feature some of the Arab world's best-known commentators. But over the years, the government has alternated between crackdowns on the media and periods of relative openness. For Egyptian journalists, self-censorship...

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CPJ condemns attacks on Palestinian media outlets

February 5, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 5, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) deplores recent violent attacks on private Palestinian media outlets in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by armed gunmen. At around 4:00 a.m. on Monday, February 2, three masked Palestinian...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Israel and the Occupied Territories (Including the Palestinian Authority Territories)

March 31, 2003 12:05 PM ET

While the press is largely free within Israel proper, the country's military assault on the Occupied Territories fueled a sharp deterioration in press freedom in the West Bank and Gaza during much of 2002. Despite vocal international protest, the Israel...

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Journalists petition for colleague's release

January 16, 2003 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: We the undersigned join the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in protesting the detention of our colleague Ibrahim Hemaidi, the Damascus bureau chief for the London-based daily Al-Hayat. Syrian authorities arrested Hemaidi on December 23, 2002, because of...

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CPJ urges Israel to free Palestinian photographer

October 21, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 21, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urges the Israeli government to release Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer Hussam Abu Alan, who has been held without charge for nearly six months. According to AFP's Jerusalem bureau, Abu Alan's...

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