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Four Palestinian journalists injured by gunfire and shrapnel covering Gaza protests

August 17, 2018 11:15 AM ET

At least four Palestinian journalists were injured by gunfire and shrapnel while covering protests in the Gaza Strip between July 27 and August 10, 2018, according to news reports, the SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom, reports, pictures, and videos shared on social media, and Gazan photojournalist Moneeb...

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Syrian journalist killed in airstrike in western Aleppo province

August 13, 2018 1:02 PM ET

Beirut, August 13, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Syrian cameraperson and photojournalist Ahmed Azize and urged all parties in the ongoing Syrian conflict to guarantee the safety of civilians, including journalists....

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Israeli forces arrest at least 7 Palestinian journalists in West Bank

August 7, 2018 5:06 PM ET

Beirut, August 7, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the arrest of at least seven Palestinian journalists in the West Bank since July 30 and called on Israeli authorities to immediately disclose charges against them or set them free....

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Journalist detained by Houthis at Yemen checkpoint

August 2, 2018 3:30 PM ET

Yemeni journalist Eissa Abad was stopped at a checkpoint controlled by the Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, in the town of Rahda, on July 22, 2018, and detained, according to reports. The journalist was stopped while on the way to Aden, where he was due to...

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Journalist abducted in Libya found bound and shot dead

August 1, 2018 5:53 PM ET

New York, August 1, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of Libyan journalist Musa Abdul Kareem in Sabha, and urged the authorities responsible for the city to immediately investigate the circumstances of his death. Abdul Kareem, a local reporter and photojournalist, was abducted on July 31,...

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Yemeni journalist assaulted near Aden

July 27, 2018 5:44 PM ET

New York, July 27, 2018--Yemeni authorities should credibly investigate the attack on Mazen al-Shaabi, a reporter for United Arab Emirates-funded Sharjah TV, and ensure that journalists operating in areas under their control can work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Al-Shaabi was attacked by unknown...

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Israeli security forces arrest prominent Palestinian writer in West Bank

July 27, 2018 12:33 PM ET

Beirut, July 27, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest and detention without charge of Lama Khater, a Palestinian blogger and contributing opinion writer to several media outlets, including Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network, and the Arab online women's publication Meem Magazine....

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Egypt extends detention of five journalists

July 26, 2018 2:59 PM ET

Washington, D.C., July 26, 2018-- Egyptian national security prosecutors in the past two weeks prolonged the detention of at least five journalists, according to Egypt's Journalists' Syndicate, the local press freedom group Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), and news reports. Authorities accuse the journalists, who had been...

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CPJ calls on EU's Mogherini to assist scores of journalists trapped in southern Syria

July 25, 2018 3:12 PM ET

CPJ writes to EU's Mogherini to request assistance with the protection of scores of journalists who remain in southern Syria at grave risk. The more than 60 journalists are in danger of arrest and torture because of their work.

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Palestinian security forces arrest Palestinian photojournalist in West Bank

July 25, 2018 1:12 PM ET

Beirut, July 25, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Huthifa Abu Jamous, a Palestinian photojournalist and opinion writer for the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network....

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