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Syrian journalist killed in airstrike in eastern Ghouta

February 23, 2018 11:54 AM ET

Beirut, February 23, 2018--Abdul Rahman Ismael Yassin, a reporter for the pro-opposition Hammouriyeh Media Office, died from injuries sustained in a February 20 airstrike in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta area outside of Damascus, according to his employer and the Syrian Journalists Association....

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Syrian media worker injured in rocket attack in eastern Ghouta

February 22, 2018 3:43 PM ET

Maher Abdelaziz, an engineer for the pro-opposition channel Orient TV, was injured in a rocket attack on February 19, 2018, in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta area outside of Damascus, according to his employer and the Syrian Journalists Association....

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Egyptian journalist detained, disappears in state custody

February 20, 2018 4:06 PM ET

New York, February 20, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the detention and subsequent disappearance of Egyptian journalist Moataz Wadnan, and today called on the country's authorities to make public what they know about his whereabouts....

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Israeli troops arrest Palestinian journalist in West Bank

February 16, 2018 2:34 PM ET

Beirut, February 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the arrest of Palestinian journalist Abdul Mohsen Shalaldeh. Israeli security forces arrested Shalaldeh, a reporter for the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network, at his home in the southern West Bank town of Sa'ir, on February 15, according to news...

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Moroccan court convicts local publisher of criminal defamation

February 14, 2018 1:05 PM ET

New York, February 14, 2018--Moroccan authorities should drop all charges against Akhbar al-Youm columnist and publisher Taoufik Bouachrine on appeal, and allow him to work without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Airstrike injures Syrian media activist in northwestern Syria

February 9, 2018 4:54 PM ET

Walid al-Rashed, a media activist for the Syrian pro-opposition Ma'arra Media Center, was seriously injured during an airstrike on February 7, 2018, in the northwestern Syrian city of Ma'arra al-Numan, 21 miles south of Idlib, according to news reports, the Syrian Journalists Association, and his employer....

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Saudi journalist jailed for five years for insulting royal court

February 8, 2018 3:26 PM ET

New York, February 8, 2018--A specialized criminal court in Saudi Arabia sentenced al-Watan columnist Saleh al-Shehi to five years in prison for "insulting the royal court," and imposed a five-year travel ban that will go into effect on his release, according to a report published today in the privately-owned...

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Iraqi authorities arrest Samir Obeid at Baghdad checkpoint

February 6, 2018 4:15 PM ET

Beirut, February 6, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the arrest of Iraqi freelance journalist and political commentator Samir Obeid and called on Iraqi authorities to release him immediately....

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Egyptian public must be able to access all news sites

February 6, 2018 4:02 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to ensure that the public has easy access to a full range of news and information sources in the lead-up to presidential elections scheduled for next month....

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Sudan detains local journalist, confiscates newspapers following reporting on protests

February 2, 2018 4:23 PM ET

New York, February 2, 2018--Sudanese authorities should immediately release al-Jarida reporter Ahmed Jadein, cease confiscating newspapers, and allow journalists to report on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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