Middle East & North Africa / 2013

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Egypt bans Al-Jazeera, detains journalists, raids outlets

August 30, 2013 3:38 PM ET

New York, August 30, 2013--Egyptian security forces continue to detain and harass journalists working for news outlets critical of the military-led government, particularly Al-Jazeera and its affiliates. Journalists also still face physical threats from protesters, as tensions persist between the government and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi....

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Tunisian journalist jailed for filming attack on official

August 29, 2013 1:30 PM ET

New York, August 29, 2013--Tunisian authorities should release a journalist and drop charges against him for allegedly conspiring to commit violence against a government official, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mourad Meherzi, a photographer for the local online TV channel Astrolabe, could face up to five years in...

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News outlets, Twitter targeted in alleged cyberattacks

August 28, 2013 5:27 PM ET

New York, August 28, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by cyber-attacks on several websites on Tuesday, including The New York Times, whose site was disabled for several hours. The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a group of hackers who support President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, took credit for the...

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Journalist killed, Turkish outlet raided in Egypt

August 20, 2013 4:04 PM ET

New York, August 20, 2013--Egyptian security forces killed a journalist and wounded another at a military checkpoint late Monday. Authorities also raided a Turkish news agency and arrested its bureau chief, the reports said....

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Journalists detained, attacked amid unrest in Egypt

August 19, 2013 6:39 PM ET

New York, August 19, 2013--New York, August 19, 2013--Several journalists working for international media said they were assaulted or briefly detained over the weekend. The attacks and harassment came as Egyptian authorities publicly accused international journalists of distorting coverage of recent events....

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Al-Jazeera raided, journalists assaulted in Egypt

August 16, 2013 3:38 PM ET

New York, August 16, 2013--Security forces raided and shut down the Cairo offices of Al-Jazeera Arabic following violent clashes that have swept the country, according to news reports. Multiple local and international journalists have also reported being attacked by security forces and protesters....

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In Egypt, two more journalists killed, several injured

August 15, 2013 5:54 PM ET

New York, August 15, 2013--At least two more journalists have been reported killed and several others injured in Wednesday's clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi....

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Journalists killed, attacked as clashes erupt in Egypt

August 14, 2013 6:05 PM ET

New York, August 14, 2013--At least two journalists on assignment were among the hundreds killed today in clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, according to news reports. Multiple journalists have also reported being attacked, threatened, or detained....

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CPJ mourns killed journalist in Egypt, demands justice

August 14, 2013 10:33 AM ET

New York, August 14, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the killing of Sky News cameraman Mick Deane, who was shot as Egyptian security forces attempted to disperse pro-Morsi demonstrations in Cairo today....

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On the Divide: Press Freedom at Risk in Egypt

August 14, 2013 12:01 AM ET

New York, August 14, 2013--More than two years after the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak, a deeply polarized Egyptian press has been battered by an array of repressive tactics, from the legal and physical intimidation of Mohamed Morsi's tenure to the wide censorship of the new military-backed government, the Committee...

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