Middle East & North Africa / 2011

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CPJ concerned about rash of journalist arrests in Turkey

March 7, 2011 6:16 PM ET

New York, March 7, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the wave of journalist arrests in Turkey in connection with an alleged plot to overthrow the government known as "Ergenekon." At least 12 journalists have been detained in less than a month; and at least nine are...

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Libya keeps journalists from protests; Iraqi forces beat five

March 4, 2011 3:03 PM ET

New York, March 4, 2011--Today in Libya, authorities prevented foreign journalists invited to report in the country from covering the crackdown on protesters in the capital, according to news reports. In southern Iraq, anti-riot police attacked at least five local journalists covering protests in Basra, according to news reports....

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Journalists detained and broadcasts jammed in Libya

March 1, 2011 6:29 PM ET

New York, March 1, 2011--Security forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi continue to detain journalists and jam broadcast frequencies, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Yemeni Journalists Syndicate stormed; Baghdad apologizes

February 28, 2011 6:14 PM ET

New York, February 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the ongoing attempts of governments in the Middle East to censor news coverage of protests. In Yemen, men stormed the Journalists' Syndicate on Saturday, and in Iraq, journalists demanded apologies from the military after a crackdown on...

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Iraq cracks down on media; violations in Yemen, Libya

February 25, 2011 6:02 PM ET

New York, February 25, 2011--The Committee to protect Journalists documented additional attacks today in Iraq, Yemen, and Libya as journalists tried to cover anti-government protests. Iraqi authorities cracked down on media: Security forces stormed a satellite TV office, detained dozens of journalists, and confiscated equipment, according to local journalists...

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Journalists missing in Libya; one killed in Iraq bombing

February 24, 2011 5:50 PM ET

New York, February 24, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists remains alarmed by the Libyan government's ongoing, threatening rhetoric against the press, as well as the continued violence against journalists--a number of whom have not been heard from since demonstrations began on February 17. In a separate development, an Iraqi...

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Libya: foreign reporters 'outlaws'; Mideast attacks continue

February 23, 2011 5:55 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the ongoing attack on journalists and bloggers in the Middle East. Today the Libyan deputy foreign minister warned foreign journalists crossing the eastern border that they will be treated as "outlaws," according to news reports. In Iraq,...

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Reporter missing in Libya; attacks continue in Yemen, Iraq

February 22, 2011 5:21 PM ET

New York, February 22, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the ongoing deterioration of conditions for the media in the Middle East, including the disappearance of Atef al-Atrash, a critical Libyan journalist, since anti-Qaddafi demonstrations began February 17. The Internet has been intermittently down since Saturday in...

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Journalists targeted in Bahrain, Yemen, and Libya

February 18, 2011 6:04 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities today in Bahrain, Yemen, Libya to cease their attempts to prevent media from reporting on anti-government demonstrations. Bahraini authorities used live ammunition--including fire from a helicopter--against peaceful protesters and journalists, according to news reports. Pro-government thugs attacked at...

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Attacks on media continue in Bahrain, Yemen, and Iraq

February 17, 2011 5:56 PM ET

New York, February 17, 2011--Authorities in Bahrain and Yemen have escalated their physical attack on the press in order to censor coverage of spreading anti-government protests, the Committee to protect Journalists said today. Also, in Iraq, at least two journalists were attacked by guards for the Kurdistan Democratic Party's...

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