Middle East & North Africa / 2012

sudan.alert.7.3.AFP.jpg

Sudan must end crackdown on press covering protests

July 3, 2012 3:15 PM ET

New York, July 3, 2012--Sudanese authorities should allow journalists to cover anti-government demonstrations in Khartoum, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Over the past week, authorities have raided a media office and a journalist's home, arrested one journalist and interrogated another, deported a third journalist, and blocked at...

Read More ›

IOPTalert.7.2.reuters.jpg

Palestinian security forces assault journalists at protests

July 2, 2012 5:17 PM ET

New York, July 2, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned attacks by Palestinian security forces on at least four journalists who were covering protests against the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah on Saturday and Sunday, according to news reports....

Read More ›

syriaTV.alert.6.27.AP_Sana.jpg

Deadly attack launched on Syrian TV station

June 27, 2012 12:53 PM ET

New York, June 27, 2012--A number of employees for the pro-government Syrian television station Al-Ikhbariya were killed when the station was attacked by gunmen this morning, according to the official news agency Sana. Other employees were reported wounded or kidnapped, the agency said....

Read More ›

Three journalists detained in Sudan over three days

June 21, 2012 3:05 PM ET

Cairo, June 21, 2012--At least three journalists have been briefly detained and interrogated by Sudanese authorities since Tuesday, according to news reports. The journalists were covering recent protests against rising fuel prices in Khartoum, the reports said....

Read More ›

Journalists attacked while covering clashes in Lebanon

June 19, 2012 3:16 PM ET

Cairo, June 19, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed by what it sees as a trend in the attack of Lebanese journalists covering clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime. In the past month, at least nine journalists have been attacked in four separate incidents....

Read More ›

Journalist fined for defamation in Egypt

June 18, 2012 5:10 PM ET

Cairo, June 18, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the legal action taken against an Egyptian journalist who was fined for defamation, and calls on the appeals court to reverse the ruling. In an unrelated incident, authorities briefly detained on Saturday an Egyptian journalist covering the run-off to the presidential...

Read More ›

shaam.homs.shelled.jpg.jpg

Five citizen journalists killed over two days in Syria

June 8, 2012 2:50 PM ET

Cairo, June 8, 2012--Five citizen journalists have been killed in Syria while documenting unrest in Damascus and Homs, according to news reports and local journalists. All of the deaths occurred over a two-day period at the end of May....

Read More ›

Iranian regime continues campaign against critical press

May 23, 2012 4:30 PM ET

New York, May 23, 2012--Iranian authorities have sentenced an editorial cartoonist to 25 lashes, yet another low point in a three-year-long crackdown against the press that also includes two new imprisonments and the suspension of a monthly....

Read More ›

Israel arrests head of Palestinian prison news channel

May 22, 2012 5:27 PM ET

New York, May 22, 2012--Israeli authorities should release the director of a new Palestinian satellite broadcaster who has been detained since Thursday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

Read More ›

bahrain.alert5.17.reuters.jpg

Bahrain arrests critical journalist

May 17, 2012 6:07 PM ET

New York, May 17, 2012--A journalist who criticized Bahrain's proposed union with Saudi Arabia was seized from his home near Manama on Wednesday and his whereabouts are unknown. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for his immediate release....

Read More ›


Middle East & North Africa documents by Year:   

Social Media

View All ›