Middle East & North Africa / 2012

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In Gaza, news outlets targeted, journalists injured

November 19, 2012 6:06 PM ET

New York, November 19, 2012--Israeli authorities must immediately halt airstrikes targeting news media offices in the Gaza Strip, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today following a series of strikes that injured at least nine journalists and damaged several offices....

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In conflict, Israel must respect media

November 18, 2012 11:14 AM ET

New York, November 18, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by Israel's targeting of two media facilities in Gaza today. ...

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Homes of two Yemeni journalists attacked

November 15, 2012 4:02 PM ET

New York, November 15, 2012--Yemeni authorities must immediately investigate separate attacks on the homes of two journalists in the southern province of Daleh, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Video emerges of Ukrainian journalist captive in Syria

November 14, 2012 4:13 PM ET

New York, November 14, 2012--A Ukrainian journalist who was kidnapped in Syria in mid-October appeared in a short video last week pleading for her embassy to meet the demands of her captors, according to news reports. At least two other international journalists are believed to be held captive in...

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CPJ demands Iran explain imprisoned blogger's death

November 9, 2012 4:08 PM ET

New York, November 9, 2012--Iranian authorities must immediately explain the sudden death of imprisoned blogger Sattar Beheshti, who had previously complained about severe mistreatment in custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ also demands that the government launch a full investigation into the suspicious death and to immediately...

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Sudanese journalist found after being abducted, tortured

November 5, 2012 3:43 PM ET

New York, November 5, 2012--A critical Sudanese freelance journalist was found on the side of a road in Khartoum on Friday after being reported missing on October 29, according to news reports. Somaya Ibrahim Ismail Hundosa had been tortured and her head shaved while she was held captive, the...

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Lebanese journalist abducted by rebel group in Syria

October 29, 2012 4:39 PM ET

New York, October 29, 2012--A rebel group abducted a Lebanese journalist in the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, bringing to at least five the number of international journalists being held captive by various sides of the conflict. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the journalists' captors to immediately...

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Egyptian court sentences journalist to jail for defamation

October 25, 2012 3:27 PM ET

New York, October 25, 2012--An Egyptian appellate court should strike down the criminal defamation conviction and prison term handed down this week against a television commentator, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Bahrain acquits officer on charges of torturing a journalist

October 24, 2012 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 24, 2012--CPJ is alarmed by a Bahraini court's acquittal of a police officer accused of torturing a journalist in custody in 2011. A criminal court in Manama on Monday acquitted police officer Sara al-Moussa on charges of torturing Nazeeha Saeed, a reporter for France24 and Radio Monte...

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Israeli soldiers arrest two Palestinian journalists

October 19, 2012 1:48 PM ET

On October 10, 2012, Israeli soldiers raided the home of Mohammed Atallah al-Tamimi, a Palestinian journalist for the private Tamimi Press Agency in the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh, according to news reports. Al-Tamimi was arrested and taken to an unknown location, news reports said. Authorities have not disclosed...

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