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Moroccan video blogger sentenced to 10 months in prison

September 14, 2017 1:45 PM ET

A Moroccan court on August 18, 2017 sentenced video blogger Mohamed Taghra to 10 months in prison for criminal defamation after he published a report on local police corruption in the country's central Souss-Massa region, the Arab Network for Human Rights Information and the Arab Bloggers Union reported....

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Israel and the Palestinian Authority seek to silence the same media outlet

September 5, 2017 5:09 PM ET

Beirut, September 5, 2017--Israel should allow the al-Hurriya media network and its affiliates to resume work without fear of harassment, and the Palestinian Authority should release Ayman al-Qawasme, the chairman of the same media network, from its custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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NRT office in Iraqi Kurdistan attacked

August 31, 2017 6:48 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2017--The Kurdistan Regional Government should immediately investigate today's attack on independent broadcaster NRT in Dohuk, northern Iraq, and swiftly bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said....

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CPJ calls on Iran to release two detained journalists

August 30, 2017 5:30 PM ET

New York, August 30, 2017--Iranian authorities should immediately release Sasan Aghaei and Yaghma Fashkhami, two journalists detained in Tehran, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kurdish authorities temporarily block regional broadcaster

August 30, 2017 4:06 PM ET

Beirut, August 30, 2017--The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq should allow the independent media outlet Nalia Radio and Television (NRT) to resume broadcasting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Egyptian crime reporter disappears on way home from work

August 28, 2017 5:50 PM ET

New York, August 28, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of Egyptian journalist Abdulla Rashad, and today called on authorities to disclose whether they have him in custody and why. Rashad, who reports on crime for al-Bawaba News, was last seen leaving the news...

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Journalist for Syrian Media Organization killed in roadside bombing

August 24, 2017 1:51 PM ET

Beirut, August 23, 2017--The regional director of the rebel-affiliated Syrian Media Organization was killed August 21 in a roadside bombing in the southwestern province of Daraa, according to the group's executive director Abu al-Majd al-Zoabi....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Shifting security situation in Iraq

August 23, 2017 2:40 PM ET

Threats to journalists in Iraq have changed after government forces regained control over the city of Mosul and significantly reduced the territory controlled by the militant group Islamic State. CPJ's Emergencies Response Team (ERT) has issued the following advisory for journalists who plan to continue working in Iraq....

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Sudanese journalist fined over column criticizing police

August 22, 2017 5:59 PM ET

New York, August 22, 2017--Sudanese authorities yesterday fined Suheir Abdelrahim, a columnist for the daily Al-Tayyar, for a column criticizing the police, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the sentence and called on authorities not to contest the journalist's appeal....

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Egyptian journalist arrested months after acquittal on terrorism charges

August 22, 2017 12:31 PM ET

New York, August 22, 2017--Egyptian authorities should immediately release Hany Salah el-Deen, the former managing editor at the pro-government news website Youm Sabea, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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