Middle East & North Africa / 2010

Press conditions deteriorate in Iraqi Kurdistan

May 24, 2010 2:59 PM ET

President Barzani: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about deteriorating press freedom conditions in Iraqi Kurdistan, including deadly violence and official harassment.

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Egyptian journalist Hamdi Kandil faces defamation charge

May 20, 2010 4:13 PM ET

New York, May 20, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit against independent journalist Hamdi Kandil. He faces up to six months in jail and a discretionary fine if convicted....

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Bahrain suspends Al-Jazeera operations indefinitely

May 19, 2010 5:09 PM ET

New York, May 19, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by the Bahraini government to indefinitely suspend Al-Jazeera from reporting from the Gulf kingdom...

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Critical Kuwaiti journalist ordered detained for 21 days

May 19, 2010 3:27 PM ET

New York, May 19, 2010—Kuwaiti authorities should immediately release freelance opposition journalist Mohammed Abdulqader al-Jassem, who has been detained since Sunday on charges of “instigating to overthrow the regime,” “slight to the personage of the emir” and “instigating to dismantle the foundations of Kuwaiti society,” the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Sudan shutters opposition paper, arrests three journalists

May 17, 2010 5:22 PM ET

New York, May 17, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Sudanese government’s decision to shut down opposition daily Rai al-Shaab and to arrest three of its journalists....

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Yemen jails editor in ongoing media onslaught

May 12, 2010 5:05 PM ET

 New York, May 12, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Yemeni government to end its campaign of intimidation, violence, and politicized prosecutions against journalists in the wake of yet another prison sentence for a journalist....

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Iran sentences Bahari to 13 years in prison, 74 lashes

May 10, 2010 4:52 PM ET

New York, May 10, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a 13-year prison sentence handed down to Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari in absentia on Sunday.Newsweek correspondent Bahari, who was held in detention for four months on manufactured anti-state charges in 2009, was sentenced by a Tehran Revolutionary Court on Sunday to 13 years in...

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Letter from CPJ, OPC to Iran

May 10, 2010 4:41 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Overseas Press Club of America, an international association of journalists working in the United States and abroad, and the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending press freedom worldwide, want to express our deep concerns about your government’s treatment of journalists and its unabated harassment of Newsweek correspondent Maziar Bahari.

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Groups demand Iran end threats against journalists

May 10, 2010 4:36 PM ET

New York, May 10, 2010—The Overseas Press Club of America and the Committee to Protect Journalists are calling on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to bring an end to a nearly year-long campaign of harassment and intimidation of critical Iranian journalists working domestically and abroad....

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Reporter abducted, slain in northern Iraq

May 6, 2010 4:51 PM ET

New York, May 6, 2010—A reporter for independent news outlets was found shot to death this morning in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after being abducted Wednesday in Arbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, according to news reports. Authorities in both cities must conduct a thorough investigation into the murder...

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