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Sudan arrests journalists, confiscates papers for reporting on inflation protests

January 18, 2018 3:46 PM ET

New York, January 18, 2017--Sudanese authorities should cease harassing and arresting journalists and confiscating newspapers, and should allow journalists to report on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Jordan arrests two journalists over report on finance minister

January 17, 2018 3:56 PM ET

Beirut, January 17, 2018--Authorities should immediately release two journalists from the independent news website Jfranews who have been charged under Jordan's Press and Publication Law and Cybercrime Law, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kuwaiti authorities sentence local journalist in absentia to five years hard labor

January 12, 2018 3:39 PM ET

New York, January 12, 2018--Kuwaiti authorities should allow independent journalist Abdullah al-Saleh to return to Kuwait without fear of imprisonment or reprisal for his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A Kuwaiti national security court on December 25, 2017, found al-Saleh, a YouTube reporter and former columnist...

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Airstrike injures two Syrian reporters in southern Idlib

January 12, 2018 11:33 AM ET

Abdulkadir al-Bakri, a correspondent for the pro-opposition Qasioun News Agency in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, and Abdulkadir al-Abdo, a reporter for pro-opposition Al-Jisr TV, were injured in a January 11, 2018 airstrike while covering clashes in the south of Idlib province, according to their employers and the...

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Syrian militia hold two media activists in Idlib

January 11, 2018 4:23 PM ET

The Syrian militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham took captive two media activists, Hossam Mahmoud and Amjed al-Maleh, in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib in December 2017, according to news reports, the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, and the Syrian Journalists' Association....

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Yemeni authorities force local Al Jazeera station to close

January 10, 2018 4:23 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2018--The Yemeni government should allow the Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera to immediately reopen its Taiz office, and permit journalists in Yemen to do their jobs unencumbered, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Soldiers acting on orders from the Taiz Governorate Security Committee closed the office...

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Dijlah TV: Unknown assailants set fire to Baghdad bureau

January 10, 2018 1:10 PM ET

The satellite news channel Dijlah TV said in a report that unknown assailants set fire to its Baghdad bureau, located in the Al-Rusafa neighborhood, on the afternoon of January 2, 2018. No one was injured in the blaze, according to the report....

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Sudanese authorities seize critical papers after reports on rising food prices

January 8, 2018 4:50 PM ET

New York, January 8, 2017--Sudanese authorities should stop seizing critical newspapers and allow journalists to report freely on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Saudi Arabian authorities arrest local journalist following critical commentary

January 5, 2018 3:03 PM ET

New York, January 5, 2018 -- Saudi Arabian authorities must immediately release Saleh al-Shehi from detention and stop arresting journalists who criticize the country's government, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Saudi security forces arrested al-Shehi, a columnist for the Saudi Arabian daily al-Watan, on January 3, according...

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Iraq's Al-Anbar Governor orders TV station to close

December 18, 2017 4:00 PM ET

Beirut, December 18, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi regional authorities to reverse their decision to close the independent TV satellite channel Al-Sharqiya's Al-Anbar offices, and allow the channel to operate freely in the area....

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