Kuwait / Middle East & North Africa

  

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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Attacks on the Press 2005: Middle East Snapshots

Attacks and developments throughout the region

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Arabic Satellite Channels and Censorship

Arabic Satellite Channels and Censorship By Joel Campagna Committee to Protect Journalists

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Middle East and North Africa Analysis

OverviewBy Joel Campagna The conflict in Iraq led to a harrowing number of press attacks in 2004, with local journalists and media support workers primarily in the line of fire. Twenty-three journalists and 16 support staff—drivers, interpreters, fixers, and guards—were killed while on the job in Iraq in 2004. In all, 36 journalists and 18…

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Kuwait

KuwaitKuwait’s press is widely recognized as the freest among the Gulf states. Newspapers frequently give voice to the country’s political opposition, and columnists do not spare government officials guilty of corruption or mismanagement. But criminal press statutes remain on the books, and several journalists faced prosecution in 2004.

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Prime minister threatens to censor newspapers

Your Highness: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned by recent statements Your Highness made threatening to suspend or shut down newspapers that publish information related to the Kuwaiti government’s current fight against religious extremists.

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FEBRUARY 7, 2005 Posted: February 11, 2005 All newspapers THREATENED In a meeting with leading Kuwaiti editors, Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah warned that the Cabinet would suspend or permanently close newspapers that published information about ongoing state investigations of terrorism suspects or unauthorized information about the country’s security situation, according to international and…

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Al-Arabiya correspondent arrested after news report

New York, January 6, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly protests the arrest of a correspondent for news channel Al-Arabiya in Kuwait yesterday, shortly after the station aired a disputed report of clashes between Kuwaiti government forces and militants. Correspondent Adil Aidan remained in custody today after his arrest by Kuwaiti authorities, according to Al-Arabiya…

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JANUARY 5, 2005 Posted: January 19, 2005 Adil Aidan, Al-Arabiya HARASSED, IMPRISONED Aidan, a correspondent for news channel Al-Arabiya, was arrested after the station aired a disputed report of clashes between Kuwaiti government forces and militants.

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Media Concerns About Covering the War

Media Concerns About Covering the War By Joel Campagna The Boston Globe March 19, 2003

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