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Israeli forces arrest Palestinian freelance photojournalist in the West Bank

June 19, 2018 12:16 PM ET

Beirut, June 19, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to release Palestinian freelance photojournalist Bilal Hamid al-Taweel or disclose charges against him. Israeli security forces arrested al-Taweel at his home in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on June 11, according to news reports...

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Sudanese authorities prevent papers from distributing, question reporters

June 18, 2018 6:02 PM ET

Washington D.C., June 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Sudanese authorities to stop harassing the press by censoring news outlets, questioning journalists, and revoking reporters' accreditation....

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Palestinian security forces assault journalists at West Bank protest

June 15, 2018 4:22 PM ET

New York, June 15, 2018--The Palestinian Authority should investigate claims that its security forces assaulted and harassed journalists covering a protest in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Security forces assaulted at least five journalists and confiscated equipment during the unrest on June 13, according to news reports and...

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Journalist dies soon after release from Houthi detention

June 12, 2018 12:33 PM ET

New York, June 12, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the UN Security Council to investigate the case of a Yemeni journalist who died from torture while detained by Houthi rebels, according to Nabil Alosaidi, co-chair of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate....

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Palestinian journalist shot while covering Gaza protests

June 8, 2018 3:24 PM ET

Beirut, June 8, 2018--Mohammed al-Baba, a photographer for Agence France-Presse, was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest east of the northern Gazan city of Jabalia, according to news reports, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, reports shared by news outlets on social...

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Sudanese authorities prevent distribution of Al-Jarida newspaper

June 7, 2018 4:15 PM ET

New York, June 7, 2018 -- Sudanese authorities should allow the privately owned Al-Jarida newspaper to be distributed freely and cease its ongoing campaign against critical journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Agents from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) held up distribution...

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Palestinian security forces detain journalist in West Bank

June 6, 2018 2:59 PM ET

Beirut, June 6, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Palestinian authorities to release Abdul Mohsen Shalaldeh, a reporter for the Hamas-affiliated news website Quds News Network, or disclose charges against him....

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Iraqi security forces harass local reporter

June 1, 2018 5:42 PM ET

Beirut, June 1, 2018--Iraqi authorities should stop harassing Hossam al-Kaabi, an Iraqi correspondent for the Sulaymaniyah-based independent broadcaster NRT Arabic, and allow him to work without fear of government retaliation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Palestinian journalist assaulted while covering pro-Gaza protests in Haifa

May 31, 2018 10:22 AM ET

An Israeli police officer assaulted Palestinian reporter Nahed Dirbas, a journalist for the London-based news website Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, while she was covering a protest against Israeli actions in Gaza in the Israeli city of Haifa on May 18, 2018, according to news reports, her employer, and the regional press...

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Lebanese intelligence service arrests Syrian reporter near Lebanon-Syria border

May 30, 2018 5:36 PM ET

Beirut, May 30, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Abdel Hafez al-Houlani, a reporter for the Syrian pro-opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl....

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