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Getting Away with Murder

October 31, 2017 8:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2017 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free...

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Two Kurdish reporters killed on duty by car bombings in eastern Syria

October 16, 2017 5:37 PM ET

Beirut, October 16, 2017--Kurdish journalists Dilshan Ibash and Hawker Faisal Mohammed died from injuries sustained during October 12 suicide car bomb attacks that occurred in the eastern Syrian village of Abu Fas, where the two reporters were covering civilian displacement, according to their employer, Hawar News Agency, and the...

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Press at risk as EU-based companies export surveillance software to hostile regimes

October 10, 2017 6:02 PM ET

In August, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen told the daily newspaper Information that the government had authorized sales of online surveillance software to several Middle Eastern countries. While acknowledging the potential for human rights violations that could result from the use of these tools, the minister said that Denmark...

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Kurdish security forces detain local reporter, whereabouts unknown

September 29, 2017 4:58 PM ET

New York, September 29, 2017-Kurdish security forces in northern Syria should immediately release Ibrahim Ali al-Suleiman, a local reporter for the independent Euphrates Post, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Members of Asayish, the security force for the defacto authorities of the Rojava region in northern Syria, on...

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Journalist for Syrian Media Organization killed in roadside bombing

August 24, 2017 1:51 PM ET

Beirut, August 23, 2017--The regional director of the rebel-affiliated Syrian Media Organization was killed August 21 in a roadside bombing in the southwestern province of Daraa, according to the group's executive director Abu al-Majd al-Zoabi....

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Court sentences two Syrian journalists for blasphemy, shutters magazine

August 16, 2017 12:30 PM ET

The Court of First Instance of the Second Criminal Court of the Syrian city of Douma, which is under the control of the rebel group the Army of Islam, on July 11, 2017, sentenced Shawkat Gharz al-Din, a journalist for Rising for Freedom, and Laila Safadi, the editor of...

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Syrian journalist killed near Homs

July 31, 2017 3:11 PM ET

New York, July 31, 2017--The death of Khaled al-Khateb, a Syrian freelance correspondent for the Russian government-funded broadcaster RT's Arabic-language service, in Homs province yesterday is a tragic reminder of the risks journalists face covering Syria's conflict, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls for release of Zagros TV journalist detained in Syria

June 29, 2017 1:07 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to the co-chairs of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria and authorities governing the Cizire Canton in Syria, to request the release of Zagros TV journalist Barzan Hussein Liani, whom security forces detained in May.

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Kurdish security forces detain TV journalist in Syria

May 17, 2017 4:06 PM ET

New York, May 17, 2017--Kurdish security forces in northern Syria should immediately release Zagros TV journalist Barzan Hussein Liani, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Members of the Asayish, the security force for the de facto government of the Rojava region in northern Syria, on May 13 detained...

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Being a Target

April 25, 2017 8:20 AM ET

A reporter learns how to dodge terrorist threats to get the story By Rukmini Callimachi The convoy of cars flying al-Qaeda's black flag swept across northern Mali in 2012. Within weeks, it felt like a curtain had been drawn....

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