Program Coordinator:
Joel Campagna     Program Researcher: Hani Sabra

Cases of Attacks on the Press in the Middle East and North Africa in 2004

Cases of Attacks on the Press in the Middle East and North Africa in 2003

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Country Summaries
from CPJ's annual report,
Attacks on the Press in 2003

Breaking News

Articles and Special Reports
تقرير 2003 بالعربية
Overview: The Mideast and North Africa
Israel and the Occupied Territories
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates

Country Summaries
Country Summaries
Country Summaries
IRAQ: French journalists released after four months in captivity
POSTED December 21, 2004

OMAN: CPJ concerned about government censorship
POSTED December 1, 2004

IRAQ: U.S. troops detain journalist in Fallujah
POSTED November 17, 2004

IRAQ: Government instructs media to promote leadership's positions
POSTED November 12, 2004

IRAN: Internet journalists targeted as government turns repressive gaze toward Web
POSTED November 11, 2004

IRAQ/UNITED STATES: Army finds no fault in Palestine Hotel shelling
POSTED November 5, 2004

EGYPT: Columnist for opposition weekly is beaten, threatened
POSTED November 4, 2004

IRAQ: CPJ calls for investigation into journalist's death
POSTED November 2, 2004

IRAQ: Baghdad car bomb kills five Al-Arabiya employees
POSTED November 2, 2004

IRAQ: Ramadi fighting claims Iraqi camerman
POSTED November 1, 2004

IRAQ: Journalist killed
POSTED October 28, 2004

IRAQ: Iraqi photographer killed by gunmen in Mosul
POSTED October 15, 2004

IRAQ: Journalist killed in drive-by shooting in Baghdad
POSTED October 14, 2004

IRAQ: U.S. photographer abducted, released
POSTED October 13, 2004

IRAN: Barred from international travel, writer misses Courage Award ceremony
POSTED October 12, 2004

ISRAEL and the Occupied Territories: CNN producer freed in Gaza City
POSTED September 28, 2004

ISRAEL and the Occupied Territories: CNN producer kidnapped in Gaza City
POSTED September 27, 2004

IRAQ/U.S.A.: CPJ urges Rumsfeld to probe U.S. strike that killed Iraqi civilians, including TV reporter
POSTED September 24, 2004

YEMEN: CPJ protests journalist's imprisonment
POSTED September 16, 2004

IRAQ: Al-Arabiya reporter killed, two other journalists wounded in Baghdad fighting
POSTED September 12, 2004

IRAQ: Interim government imposes indefinite ban on Al-Jazeera
POSTED September 7, 2004

IRAQ: CPJ calls for release of abducted French journalists
POSTED August 30, 2004

IRAQ: CPJ condemns murder of Italian freelance journalist
POSTED August 27, 2004

IRAQ: Police storm Najaf hotel, threaten and detain dozens of journalists
POSTED August 26, 2004

IRAQ: Italian journalist kidnapped; two French reporters still missing
POSTED August 24, 2004

IRAQ: Three journalists reportedly missing
POSTED August 23, 2004

IRAQ: Abducted U.S. journalist, Iraqi translator freed
POSTED August 22, 2004

IRAQ: Abducted journalist threatened
POSTED August 18, 2004

IRAQ: Cameraman for German TV killed
POSTED August 17, 2004

IRAQ: Journalist, translator missing, feared abducted
POSTED August 16, 2004

IRAQ: Authorities ban journalists from Najaf
POSTED August 16, 2004

IRAQ: British journalist abducted in Basra, later released
POSTED August 13, 2004

IRAQ: CPJ concerned about detention of Iranian journalists
POSTED August 12, 2004

IRAQ: CPJ calls on interim government to rescind Al-Jazeera ban
POSTED August 10, 2004

IRAQ: CPJ says new media commission troubling, calls on prime minister to clarify
POSTED July 29, 2004

IRAN: Government agent aquitted in photographer's death
POSTED July 26, 2004

ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES: Palestinian journalists threatened over coverage of infighting
POSTED July 22, 2004

IRAQ: Weekly newspaper allowed to resume publishing
POSTED July 20, 2004

IRAN: Trial in case of murdered photojournalist ends amid charges of government cover-up
POSTED July 19, 2004

ALGERIA: Government suspends Al-Jazeera's bureau operations
POSTED July 1, 2004

ISRAEL: CPJ expresses grave concern about Gaza strike
POSTED June 30, 2004

EGYPT: CPJ protests imprisonment of journalist for libel
POSTED June 18, 2004

MOROCCO: Journalist expelled
POSTED June 17, 2004

ALGERIA: Publisher sentenced to two years in prison
POSTED June 16, 2004

ALGERIA: Journalist imprisoned
POSTED June 11, 2004

SAUDI ARABIA: Cameraman killed
POSTED June 7, 2004

IRAQ: Japanese journalists, translator killed
POSTED May 28, 2004

IRAQ: Al-Jazeera journalist killed
POSTED May 21, 2004

IRAQ: Journalists abused by U.S. troops
POSTED May 18, 2004

IRAQ: Two journalists killed
POSTED May 7, 2004

SAUDI ARABIA: CPJ seeks information on journalist's whereabouts
POSTED April 29, 2004

ISRAEL: CPJ welcomes court ruling on press accreditation
POSTED April 26, 2004

SUDAN: Al-Jazeera correspondent imprisoned
POSTED April 23, 2004

IRAQ: Coalition official confirms that U.S. troops killed journalist
POSTED April 21, 2004

IRAQ: Journalist and his driver reportedly killed
POSTED April 19, 2004

IRAQ: Another journalist released
POSTED April 19, 2004

IRAQ: Czech journalists released
POSTED April 15, 2004

IRAQ: Japanese civilians, including a photographer, are released
POSTED April 15, 2004

IRAQ: French journalist released
POSTED April 14, 2004

IRAQ: French journalist kidnapped
POSTED April 13, 2004

IRAQ: Czech reporters missing
POSTED April 12, 2004

IRAQ: CPJ concerned about abduction of journalists
POSTED April 7, 2004

U.S.A./IRAQ: CPJ files FOIA request for full investigation into deaths of Al-Arabiyya journalists
POSTED April 5, 2004

IRAQ: CPJ troubled by closure of newspaper
POSTED March 29, 2004

IRAQ: Translator for Ti me magazine dies after shooting
POSTED March 26, 2004

IRAQ/UNITED STATES: CPJ sends letter to Rumsfeld about the deaths of two journalists in Iraq
POSTED March 25, 2004

ISRAEL and the OCCUPIED TERRITORIES: Journalist killed in West Bank
POSTED March 23, 2004

IRAQ: Cameraman killed
POSTED March 18, 2004

ISRAEL and the OCCUPIED TERRITORIES: AFP photographer shot in the West Bank
POSTED March 10, 2004

POSTED March 2, 2004

EGYPT: President promises to repeal laws that imprison journalists
POSTED February 24, 2004 IRAN: Reformist dailies temporarily banned
POSTED February 20, 2004

EGYPT: Ambassador says expelled journalist can resume work
POSTED February 20, 2004

USA/TUNISIA: CPJ urges President Bush to raise press freedom issues with Tunisian leader
POSTED February 12, 2004

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TERRITORIES: CPJ condemns attacks on Palestinian media outlets
POSTED February 5, 2004

ISRAEL: CPJ requests information on status of investigation into journalists' deaths
POSTED February 4, 2004

IRAQ: Governing council penalizes Al-Jazeera
POSTED February 2, 2004

IRAQ: CNN producer and driver killed in ambush
POSTED January 27, 2004

IRAQ: CPJ sends letter of inquiry to U.S. military about journalists' detentions
POSTED January 21, 2004

MOROCCO: King pardons jailed journalists
POSTED January 7, 2004

See news from the Middle East and North Africa in 2003.