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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering unrest and elections in Algeria

December 3, 2019 11:41 AM ET

Protests are taking place across Algeria ahead of a presidential election that is scheduled to take place on December 12, according to reports. The December vote comes after the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who stepped down from power after 20 years of rule amid widespread protests at the...

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Several journalists arrested in crackdown in Saudi Arabia

November 27, 2019 3:40 PM ET

New York, November 27, 2019 – The Saudi Arabian government must immediately end its arrest campaigns against journalists and free all those who have been jailed for their writing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iraqi security forces shutter Baghdad office of Dijlah TV broadcaster

November 27, 2019 10:13 AM ET

Beirut, November 27, 2019 -- Iraqi authorities should allow Amman-based broadcaster Dijlah TV to reopen, and should cease forcing news outlets off the air for their coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iranian authorities arrest journalist Mohammad Mosaed for tweets amid internet shutdown

November 25, 2019 4:30 PM ET

Washington, D.C., November 25, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should immediately release journalist Mohammad Mosaed and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iraq media regulator orders closure of 12 broadcast news outlets

November 25, 2019 3:41 PM ET

Beirut, November 25, 2019 -- Iraq's media regulator should reverse its decision to order the closure of 12 broadcasters over a licensing dispute and should allow media outlets to freely cover protests in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egypt raids critical news outlet, detains staff

November 24, 2019 10:51 AM ET

November 24, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemned today’s raid on the office of independent Egyptian news website Mada Masr by Egyptian authorities, which included the arrests of three staffers. CPJ called on the government of Egypt to end its campaign of intimidation against the outlet and to...

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Israeli forces raid Palestine TV and production company, order 6-month closure

November 21, 2019 11:20 AM ET

Beirut, November 21, 2019 -- Israeli authorities should allow Palestine TV and the Al-Arz Media Services Company to reopen their offices and resume their work, and cease conducting raids of media organizations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Iranian government cuts internet access nationwide amid protests

November 20, 2019 5:25 PM ET

Washington, D.C., November 20, 2019 -- Iranian authorities should immediately restore internet access throughout the country and allow information to flow freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalist temporarily abducted, TV office attacked amid protests in Iraq

November 20, 2019 4:38 PM ET

Beirut, November 20, 2019 -- Iraqi authorities should conduct swift and transparent investigations into the temporary abduction of journalist Mohammad Qahtan al-Shamari and the attack on the Al-Arabi TV offices in Baghdad, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Palestinian photographer Moath Amarneh injured by Israeli forces

November 18, 2019 1:55 PM ET

Beirut, November 18, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Israeli security forces’ injuring of Palestinian photographer Moath Amarneh and called on Israeli authorities to immediately open an investigation into the incident and hold those responsible into account....

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