Middle East & North Africa / 2012

Sudan detains two Eritrean journalists

December 26, 2012 5:46 PM ET

New York, December 26, 2012--Sudanese authorities have detained without charge since Monday two Eritrean journalists, Abdalal Mahmoud Hiabu and Haroun Adam, from the Sudan-based Eritrean Centre for Media Services, according to local journalists, family, and news reports....

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CPJ welcomes release of NBC's Engel

December 18, 2012 1:16 PM ET

New York, December 18, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of NBC correspondent Richard Engel and three crew members on Monday following five days of captivity in Syria....

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Iraqi broadcaster and radio station forced off the air

December 17, 2012 4:38 PM ET

New York, December 17, 2012--Iraqi security forces shut down two broadcast outlets on Friday for alleged administrative violations, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iraqi authorities to allow the stations to resume broadcasting immediately....

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Four Palestinian journalists assaulted by Israeli soldiers

December 14, 2012 5:22 PM ET

New York, December 14, 2012--Israeli soldiers assaulted four Palestinian journalists and forced them to strip naked at a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday, according to news reports. Two of the journalists worked for Reuters, and two for local Palestinian news outlets, the reports said....

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Journalists attacked while covering protests in Egypt

December 7, 2012 5:09 PM ET

New York, December 7, 2012--CPJ condemns a series of attacks on journalists covering protests in Cairo over the proposed constitution and calls on authorities to investigate the assaults and bring an immediate end to the anti-press violence. At least five journalists were struck by rubber bullets, leaving one in...

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Journalists continue to pay heavy price in Syria

December 4, 2012 5:18 PM ET

New York, December 4, 2012--An editor for a state-run paper and a reporter for a pro-opposition weekly died in Syria in recent days, lifting the death toll in the world's most dangerous place for the press....

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Proposed Egyptian constitution would limit media freedom

December 4, 2012 3:29 PM ET

New York, December 4, 2012--The proposed Egyptian constitution would impose several new restrictions on press freedom--including the creation of a new government regulator and new governmental authority to shut media outlets--while doing nothing to halt the criminal prosecution of journalists, which was a hallmark of the Hosni Mubarak regime,...

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Israel must explain targeting of journalists in Gaza

December 2, 2012 12:01 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned that Israeli airstrikes targeted individual journalists and media facilities in the Gaza Strip between November 18 and 20. Journalists and media outlets are protected under international law in military conflict.

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Two more journalists killed in Syria

November 26, 2012 5:45 PM ET

New York, November 26, 2012--At least two journalists have been killed over the past five days while documenting unrest in Syria, according to news reports....

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Three journalists killed in airstrikes in Gaza

November 20, 2012 4:35 PM ET

New York, November 20, 2012--Two Israeli airstrikes killed three journalists in the Gaza Strip today, according to news reports. The fatal attacks followed a series of Israeli strikes earlier in the week that injured at least nine journalists and damaged news outlets....

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