Dubai / Middle East & North Africa

Journalists attacked in Dubai since 1992

  

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Another piece on RIM by the Guardian, this time reporting that the UAE were after BlackBerry messaging info, because of its use in spreading gossip about high-profile Emiratis. These quotes (translated here) from Dubai’s police chief, Lt.-Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim, where he says the ban was also “meant to control false rumors and defamation of…

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Mazhar Abbas – TV journalist, Pakistan

CPJ TO HONOR FIVE JOURNALISTS        

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Sami al-Haj: The Enemy?

By Joel Campagna

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Saudi Arabia report: Princes, Clerics, and Censors

Saudi Arabia loosens press shackles, but religion and politics are still perilous topics. By Joel Campagna

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Iraq Report: Killed by U.S. Forces

13 Confirmed cases of journalists killed in Iraq by U.S. Forces (March 2003-August 2005)

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Letter from Iraq

As journalists become targets more often,a reporter finds a bunker mentality taking hold among the press corps. By P. Mitchell Prothero 

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Mozambique Report: The Murder of Carlos Cardoso

IntroductionIn July 2001, a CPJ delegation visited the Mozambican capital, Maputo, to learn more about the murder of journalist Carlos Cardoso, who was gunned down in November 2000. The delegation included board member Clarence Page, a columnist with the Chicago Tribune; CPJ deputy director Joel Simon; Africa -program coordinator Yves Sorokobi; South African -journalist Phillip…

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O Assassinato de Carlos Cardoso

Um relatório especial elaborado pelo comité para a protecção dos jornalistas

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Introduction

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Caucasian republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia have declared their desire to model themselves after Western European societies, with free – market economies and democratic government. But their passage from communism to a new social order has been rife with contradictions. In the current transition period, leaders of…

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Oil Flows More Freely than Ideas in Azerbaijan

The smell of oil, profits, and risk hang heavily over Baku. To the Western visitor, this port city looks like a boom town. Azerbaijan has discovered new oil reserves in the Caspian Sea which may be nearly as great as those of Kuwait. And outsiders are rushing to town to pump oil and get rich…

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