Middle East & North Africa / 2014

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Oman holding blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi at psychiatric hospital

August 5, 2014 4:51 PM ET

New York, August 5, 2014--CPJ is concerned for the welfare of critical Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi, who disappeared last month after being summoned by intelligence officials, according to human rights groups. A photo appeared on Twitter in recent days showing Alrawahi at the psychiatric department of Sultan Qaboos University...

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Libya's Alassema TV suffers several attacks; journalists abducted

August 5, 2014 4:24 PM ET

New York, August 5, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a recent series of attacks on privately owned Alassema TV in Libya, including the abduction on Friday of three journalists who are still missing....

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Another journalist killed in Gaza bombardment

July 31, 2014 3:50 PM ET

New York, July 31, 2014--A second journalist was killed while covering the Israeli bombardment of the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza, according to news reports and the two journalists' media outlets. The death marks at least three journalists and one media worker killed on duty since the Gaza conflict began...

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Palestinian photojournalist killed in Israeli air strike

July 30, 2014 3:51 PM ET

New York, July 30, 2014--Palestinian journalist Rami Rayan was killed today in an Israeli air strike on a market in the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza, according to his employer and news reports. At least 16 other people were killed and 160 wounded in the strike, according to news reports....

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Four journalists, including three U.S. citizens, detained in Iran

July 24, 2014 3:12 PM ET

New York, July 24, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a Washington Post report today that says Iran has detained four journalists--three of whom are U.S. citizens--and calls on authorities to release them immediately. Jason Rezaian, a U.S. citizen and a correspondent for the Post, and his wife,...

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Armed men raid Sudanese newspaper, beat editor

July 22, 2014 4:43 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an attack on the offices of a privately owned newspaper in Sudan in which the publication's editor and another journalist were beaten....

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Palestinian cameraman killed during Israeli assault

July 21, 2014 5:23 PM ET

New York, July 21, 2014--A Palestinian cameraman was killed in the Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah on Sunday, according to news reports and the journalist's colleague. More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes between Israeli and Hamas forces in Shijaiyah that day, according to...

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At least three journalists injured by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

July 18, 2014 3:03 PM ET

New York, July 18, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by Israeli airstrikes on buildings housing media outlets in Gaza that injured at least three journalists. The strikes came as Israel engages in a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip....

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Journalists injured, arrested amid Iraq violence

July 16, 2014 5:49 PM ET

New York, July 16, 2014--At least two journalists were wounded, another arrested, and a newspaper office raided in the past week in Iraq amid heightened political uncertainty and violence, according to news reports and local press freedom groups....

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Israeli airstrike destroys press car, killing Palestinian media worker

July 10, 2014 3:03 PM ET

New York, July 10, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Israel Defense Forces' airstrike on a car clearly marked as a press vehicle in Gaza City on Wednesday. The airstrike killed Hamid Shihab, a driver for the Gaza-based press agency Media 24, according to the agency....

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