Middle East & North Africa / 2013

Attacks on the Press: On Syria's Front Lines, Dangers from All Sides

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

A hard slog with low-life smugglers is a small price for avoiding Syrian forces. By Paul Wood...

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Attacks on the Press: Press Braces as Iran Vote Looms

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

The 2009 vote seemed open for the press. Then came the brutal crackdown. By D. Parvaz...

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Running Toward Danger, Syria's Citizens Become Journalists

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

In a country filled with paranoia and fear, citizens learn to be reporters. By Oliver Holmes...

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Attacks on the Press: Beyond Article 19

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

The right to news and opinion is enshrined in international law. It's not enough. By Joel Simon...

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Attacks on the Press: Misusing Terror Laws

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Governments exploit national security laws to punish critical journalists. By Monica Campbell...

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Attacks on the Press: A Moving Target

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Your cellphone allows authorities to locate you and uncover your sources. By Danny O'Brien...

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Attacks on the Press in 2012: The Year in Photos

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press in 2012: Yemen

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Press freedom languished despite the establishment of a new government under President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Anti-government demonstrations continued as protesters demanded deeper reforms than those offered by Hadi's administration. Critical independent journalists were assaulted, threatened, and harassed from multiple sides. In February, armed men belonging to an influential tribal...

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Attacks on the Press in 2012: Tunisia

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Two years after the revolution that overthrew Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, press freedom in Tunisia slid backward. Since the newly elected government assumed office in January, the authorities took several worrying steps that included the appointment of government allies as new heads of state television, radio, and print outlets. In...

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Attacks on the Press in 2012: Syria

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Conditions for the press deteriorated severely since Syria's uprising began in 2011. The Syrian government continued its media blackout by barring entry to most international journalists and controlling local news coverage. Foreign journalists resorted to smuggling themselves into the country, most across the borders with Turkey and Lebanon, to report...

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