Islamic State

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Lack of media coverage compounds violence in Libya

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Near the end of August 2014, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes against what were characterized as Islamist-allied militias fighting near Tripoli, Libya. Or maybe they didn't. The New York Times broke the story on August 25,...

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10 Most Censored Countries

April 21, 2015 10:00 AM ET

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In Iraq, Islamic State exacts heavy toll on journalists and their families

April 13, 2015 3:41 PM ET

The militant group Islamic State swept through Iraq last summer, taking over city after city and leaving a wave of destruction of a scale only just being discovered. Even now it is difficult to understand how much damage was...

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Iraq should investigate death threats against Reuters Baghdad bureau chief

April 13, 2015 2:42 PM ET

Beirut, April 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi authorities to investigate death threats against Reuters' bureau chief in Baghdad and ensure that journalists are able to work in Iraq without fear of reprisal. Ned Parker was...

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French-language global TV network TV5Monde hacked

April 9, 2015 10:55 AM ET

New York, April 9, 2015--The French-language global TV network TV5Monde was disrupted for three hours on Wednesday night by hackers claiming to belong to the militant group Islamic State, according to news reports. The hackers seized control of 11 channels...

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Syria anniversary shows need for more news outlets to step up

March 19, 2015 12:55 PM ET

It started as a street protest against President Bashar al-Assad. Ordinary citizens took out their smart phones to record the demonstrations that quickly spread. Four years and 220,000 dead later, the Syrian civil war is still raging, although the...

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Supporting journalists at risk: Syrian reporter Zakwan Hadid

February 25, 2015 4:12 PM ET

In its new series, "Supporting journalists at risk," CPJ profiles journalists who have been in dire situations as a result of persecution for their work. CPJ's Journalist Assistance program has helped these journalists, and hundreds of others, through a combination...

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Jordan arrests two journalists on aiding terrorism charges

January 29, 2015 2:46 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2015--Jordanian authorities arrested the owner of a local news website and the site's editor-in-chief on Wednesday, accusing the two of aiding terrorism and spreading false news in a report stating that an imprisoned Iraqi militant would...

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CPJ calls on Japan to explore all options for journalist held in Syria

January 22, 2015 12:21 PM ET

New York, January 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by a video released on Tuesday by the Islamic State militant group in which the group said it would kill Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto and another Japanese...

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International journalists killed at high rate in 2014; Middle East deadliest region

December 23, 2014 12:01 AM ET

Syria is the world’s deadliest country for journalists for the third year in a row. International journalists were killed at a higher rate in 2014 than in recent years. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari...

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