Lebanon / 2008

Editor's murder remains unsolved

December 11, 2008 2:30 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2008--The Lebanese authorities must bring to justice those responsible for the 2005 assassination of journalist Gebran Tueni, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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U.S. journalists, thought missing, are held by Syrian officials

October 9, 2008 6:14 PM ET

New York, October 9, 2008--‎Two U.S. journalists missing since October 1 are being held in Syria in connection with visa issues, several news organizations reported today. The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today that Holli Chmela, 27, and Taylor Luck, 23, were‎ arrested when they entered Syria without visas,...

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Two American journalists missing

October 8, 2008 9:25 PM ET

New York, October 8, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of two American journalists on vacation in Lebanon who have not been heard from since October 1. Holli Chmela, 27, who had just finished an internship at The Jordan Times, and Taylor Luck, 23, a staff...

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CPJ Impact

September 1, 2008 1:50 AM ET

September 2008News from the Committee to protect Journalists...

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Lebanon: TV crew harassed by Hezbollah‎

August 27, 2008 2:32 PM ET

AUGUST 15, 2008Posted August 27, 2008Marcos Losekann and Paulo Pimentel, TV Globo Tariq Saleh, freelance HARRASSED   Saleh, 33, a Brazilian producer, told CPJ that on August 15, along with reporter Marcos Losekann and cameraman Paulo Pimentel, both working for TV Globo, were arrested by Hezbollah militants in Dahiye, in...

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CPJ alarmed by attacks on pro-government media

May 9, 2008 12:00 PM ET

CPJ alarmed by attacks on pro-government media New York, May 9, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces a series of threats and attacks carried out today by the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies against pro-government news outlets in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. In separate incidents on Friday, Hezbollah...

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Newspaper director’s car set on fire

January 20, 2008 12:00 PM ET

JANUARY 20, 2008 Posted February 15, 2008 Aziz al-Matni, Al-Anbaa ATTACKED Al-Matni, director-in-charge of the weekly newspaper Al-Anbaa, told CPJ he was surprised by a wildfire threatening his home in Matn district’s Qornet Shehwan, approximately 10 miles from the capital, Beirut, around 12:30 a.m. His car, a blue Mitsubishi Lancer,...

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