Middle East & North Africa / 2014

Morocco jails journalist over coverage of protests

July 8, 2014 5:09 PM ET

New York, July 8, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Moroccan authorities to drop the charges against Mahmoud Lhaisan, a TV journalist who was arrested on Friday after reporting on police abuse during protests following a World Cup game....

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In Iran, series of arrests and prosecutions target journalists

July 7, 2014 5:16 PM ET

In the first few months of 2014, multiple journalists were arrested, interrogated, and prosecuted in Iran. Authorities pursued a revolving-door policy in imprisoning journalists, freeing some detainees on short-term furloughs even as they make new arrests....

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Egypt convicts another journalist, bans TV channels

June 25, 2014 6:02 PM ET

New York, June 25, 2014--A Suez court sentenced a journalist to three years in prison on Tuesday on charges of inciting and committing violence during protests in April, according to news reports. The move follows harsh prison sentences given to three Al-Jazeera journalists on Monday....

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CPJ condemns harsh prison sentences for journalists in Egypt

June 23, 2014 10:46 AM ET

New York, June 23, 2014--A Cairo court today sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists to lengthy prison terms on terrorism-related charges, according to news reports. Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Peter Greste were given seven-year terms, while Baher Mohamed was given 10 years in prison. Three other international journalists--Sue Turton and Dominic Kane...

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CPJ welcomes release of two Egyptian journalists, calls for others to be freed

June 18, 2014 1:39 PM ET

New York, June 18, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison this week of two Egyptian journalists and calls on authorities to release at least 14 journalists still behind bars, including three Al-Jazeera journalists whose trial continues on Monday. Abdullah al-Shami, reporter for Al-Jazeera who was jailed...

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Iran, Syria, and Somalia top countries that journalists flee

June 18, 2014 12:20 PM ET

CPJ releases annual report on journalists in exile to mark World Refugee Day New York, June 18, 2014--Over the past five years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has supported 404 journalists who have been forced to flee their home countries because of their work, according to a new CPJ report...

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Journalist killed, another injured amid Iraq clashes

June 16, 2014 5:31 PM ET

New York, June 16, 2014--At least one journalist was killed and another injured Sunday in an attack in northern Diyala province, the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate and Iraqi news outlets reported. The killing comes amid escalating clashes between the Iraqi government and its allies against an insurgency spearheaded by the Al-Qaeda...

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Sudanese journalist held without charge

June 13, 2014 6:06 PM ET

New York, June 13, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of Hassan Ishaq, reporter for the privately owned daily Al-Jarida, who has been held without charge by Sudanese security forces since Tuesday....

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Jordanian authorities raid station, arrest staff

June 13, 2014 4:15 PM ET

New York, June 13, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Jordanian authorities to drop the terrorism charges and release from custody staffers of the Al-Abasiya TV station in Amman who were arrested after a recent raid and shutdown of the outlet....

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June 12, 2014 4:41 PM ET

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