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ALGERIA | BAHRAIN | EGYPT | IRAN | IRAQ | ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED TERRITORY
JORDAN
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News from the Middle East & North Africa for 2000 | 2001| 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006
Special Reports

• CPJ names the ten most censored countries
On Assignment: A guide to reporting in dangerous situations
Journalist deaths spike to record in 2006
Journalists in prison: CPJ's 2006 census
The Moroccan Facade

The Forgotten Man
 



As democracy falters, press seeks freedom
Analysis from Middle East & North Africa section
Attacks on the Press in 2006

Arabic language version:
Attacks on the Press in 2006






ALGERIA

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BAHRAIN

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EGYPT

CPJ alarmed by allegation of assault on jailed blogger

NEWS ALERT
November 20, 2007


Egyptian journalists convicted amid wave of libel cases
NEWS ALERT
October 29, 2007


CPJ Special Report:
The Forgotten Man

Reda Helal vanished in Cairo four years ago. Why have the government and press ignored his case?
October 17, 2007


Independent editor to be tried in Egyptian security court

NEWS ALERT
September 27, 2007


Amid a crackdown, three Egyptian editors sentenced to jail

NEWS ALERT
September 26, 2007


Four editors sentenced to jail

NEWS ALERT
September 13, 2007


Editor questioned over reports about Mubarak’s health

NEWS ALERT
September 6, 2007

Cairo court sentences Al-Jazeera producer to six months in jail

NEWS ALERT
May 2, 2007

Blogger ordered detained for 15 days

NEWS ALERT
April 18, 2007


Blogger jailed for insulting Islam, Mubarak


NEWS ALERT
February 22, 2007

Al-Jazeera producer charged with harming Egypt’s national interests
NEWS ALERT
January 17, 2007


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IRAN 

Journalist sentenced to death in closed trial

NEWS ALERT
August 6, 2007

Radio Farda journalist charged, barred from leaving Iran

NEWS ALERT
May 30, 2007


Student editors jailed for allegedly publishing offensive articles

NEWS ALERT
May 15, 2007


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DANGEROUS IRAQ


COMPLETE STATISTICS
Journalist deaths
Abductions
Media workers killed
Reports and commentary
IRAQ

Journalist gunned down at home
NEWS ALERT
December 18, 2007


KRG President Barzani opposes new press bill
NEWS ALERT
December 17, 2007


Kurdish parliament approves restrictive press bill
NEWS ALERT
December 13, 2007


Secret hearing for AP photographer
NEWS ALERT
December 10, 2007



AP photographer is latest in long list of U.S. detaineees

NEWS ALERT
November 7, 2007


U.S. says AP photographer will be charged

NEWS ALERT
November 20, 2007


Abducted Iraqi reporter freed
NEWS ALERT
November 5, 2007


In Iraqi Kurdistan, CPJ delegation highlights press freedom concerns
NEWS ALERT
November 5, 2007


Iraqi journalist found dead in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
October 29, 2007


Radio Free Iraq correspondent abducted in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
October 23, 2007

Washington Post reporter killed in Baghdad

NEWS ALERT
October 15, 2007

Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act passes Senate, with CPJ support
NEWS ALERT
September 28, 2007


CPJ expresses support for Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act

LETTER
September 27, 2007


Iraqi producer murdered in Baghdad

NEWS ALERT
September 24, 2007

AP journalist abducted in Iraq’s Diyala province
NEWS ALERT
August 8, 2007


Charges dropped against detained media workers

NEWS ALERT
August 7, 2007


CPJ mourns death of New York Times reporter in Baghdad

NEWS ALERT
July 13, 2007

Reuters photographer, driver killed in Baghdad

NEWS ALERT
July 12, 2007

Body of abducted editor found in morgue

NEWS ALERT
June 18, 2007

CPJ calls for release of detained media workers in Iraq

LETTER
June 15, 2007


Managing editor of state-run daily abducted in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
June 13, 2007


Iraqi journalist who endured abductions, threats is slain in Mosul
NEWS ALERT
June 7, 2007


In clearing soldiers in 2004 Iraq shooting, U.S. report leaves contradictions unaddressed
NEWS ALERT
May 24, 2007


CPJ urges reversal of Iraq bomb coverage restriction

LETTER
May 21, 2007


Two ABC News journalists killed in Baghdad

NEWS ALERT
May 18, 2007


Media company chief slain; three others killed

NEWS ALERT
May 9, 2007

Roadside bomb kills Russian photojournalist

NEWS ALERT
May 7, 2007


Gunmen storm Baghdad radio station, killing one

NEWS ALERT
May 3, 2007

Iraqi AP photojournalist held by U.S. without charge for a year

NEWS ALERT
April 10, 2007


Deputy director of Iraqi TV channel killed in truck bomb attack

NEWS ALERT
April 5, 2007


Iraqi journalist found murdered; reporter abducted in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
April 5, 2007


11 media workers jailed for month without charge
LETTER
March 28, 2007


Iraqi news presenter, driver abducted in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
March 19, 2007

On 4th anniversary of Iraq conflict, press marks deadliest toll
NEWS ALERT
March 15, 2007


Two Iraqi editors murdered in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
March 5, 2007


Iraqi editor reported missing in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
February 26, 2007


Journalists still missing one year on


NEWS ALERT
February 2, 2007


Gunmen kill journalist in Mosul

NEWS ALERT
January 12, 2007


Al-Sharqiya ordered closed in Baghdad
CASE
January 1, 2007


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ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY

Cameraman shot by Israeli forces while covering Gaza clashes
NEWS ALERT
July 6, 2007

BBC correspondent Alan Johnston Freed

NEWS ALERT
July 3, 2007

Kidnappers release new video of BBC reporter
NEWS ALERT
June 25, 2007

In Gaza, captors release video of abducted BBC reporter

NEWS ALERT
June 1, 2007

Journalist abducted in Gaza

CASE
May 18, 2007

CPJ alarmed by gunfire outside Gaza news buildings; urges factions to halt

NEWS ALERT
May 16, 2007

Journalist, media worker killed in Gaza City

NEWS ALERT
May 14, 2007

Palestinian group claims it’s holding Johnston, makes public demands

NEWS ALERT
May 9, 2007

Worldwide rallies seek release of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston

NEWS ALERT
May 3, 2007

Palestinian leaders confirm BBC correspondent is alive
NEWS ALERT
April 25, 2007

Unknown Palestinian group claims it killed BBC correspondent

NEWS ALERT
April 16, 2007

CPJ appeals for BBC correspondent’s immediate release
NEWS ALERT
April 12, 2007

BBC correspondent still missing in Gaza after 22 days
NEWS ALERT
April 3, 2007

In Gaza, BBC correspondent still missing after a week
NEWS ALERT
March 19, 2007

CPJ renews calls for release of BBC correspondent in Gaza
NEWS ALERT
March 13, 2007


BBC correspondent abducted in Gaza City

NEWS ALERT
March 12, 2007


Journalists hit by Israeli stun grenades in the West Bank

NEWS ALERT
March 8, 2007

IDF detains TV director, attacks journalists during Nablus raid


NEWS ALERT
February 27, 2007

Bomb blast damages Al-Arabiya office in Gaza
NEWS ALERT
January 23, 2007

CPJ welcomes release of abducted AFP photographer

NEWS ALERT
January 8, 2007


CPJ renews call for release of abducted AFP photographer
NEWS ALERT
January 3, 2007


AFP photographer latest journalist abducted in Gaza
NEWS ALERT
January 2, 2007


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JORDAN 

Jordan blocks newspaper edition over story on ’secret’ Palestinian plan

NEWS ALERT
April 30, 2007

Security agents seize interview with former crown prince

NEWS ALERT
April 23, 2007

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KUWAIT

Editors arrested after alleged insult is posted on Web forum
NEWS ALERT
August 22, 2007


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LEBANON 

Lebanese editor’s murder remains unsolved
NEWS ALERT
December 12, 2007


U.N. tribunal offers chance for justice in Lebanese journalist attacks

NEWS ALERT
May 31, 2007


Army imposes restrictions on coverage of northern clashes

NEWS AL:ERT
May 25, 2007


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MAURITANIA
 

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MOROCCO

Press freedom in Morocco

A CPJ event co-hosted by the Congressional Caucus
for Freedom of the Press
September 21, 2007


Casablanca court hands down prison sentences
against two journalists

NEWS ALERT
August 15, 2007


Government confiscates newsweeklies, charges publisher
NEWS ALERT
August 6, 2007

Journalists charged for publishing secret government documents

NEWS ALERT
July 24, 2007

Two journalists detained
NEWS ALERT
July 18, 2007

CPJ Special Report:
The Moroccan Facade
Version française

Politicised court cases, media law, harassment undermine a nation's press gains.
July 3, 2007


Courts, press law undermine Moroccan press freedoms
Version française
Versión en español

NEWS ALERT
April 6, 2007


Prominent publisher resigns in bid to save weekly
NEWS ALERT
January 18, 2007



Court convicts Nichane journalists, shutters publication
NEWS ALERT
January 16, 2007


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SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi blogger detained for more than two weeks

NEWS ALERT
December 26, 2006

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SUDAN

Journalists detained for nearly a week
NEWS ALERT
June 19, 2007


In U.S., concern about jailed Al-Jazeera cameraman's health

NEWS ALERT

February 28, 2007


Two editors accused of sedition

NEWS ALERT
February 14, 2007


Paper banned for reporting on murdered editor


NEWS ALERT
February 1, 2007


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SYRIA

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TUNISIA 

Writer sentenced to jail
NEWS ALERT
December 5, 2007

Critical writer jailed
NEWS ALERT
November 27, 2007

Court evicts weekly from office

NEWS ALERT
October 2, 2007

Tunisian Internet editor to stand trial
NEWS ALERT
August 1, 2007


Internet writer freed after 28 months

NEWS ALERT
July 25, 2007

Tunisian authorities repeatedly harass prominent journalist

NEWS ALERT
April 09, 2007


Internet writer still jailed after two years
NEWS ALERT
February 28, 2007


Police arrest TV journalist

NEWS ALERT
February 8, 2007


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TURKEY

Turkish-Armenian editor murdered in Istanbul

NEWS ALERT
January 19, 2007



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YEMEN

Editor abducted, severely beaten
NEWS ALERT
August 27, 2007

Newspaper attacked, journalists accused of harming national security
NEWS ALERT
July 31, 2007


CPJ troubled by terror charges against outspoken Yemeni editor
NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2007


Editor detained on terrorism allegations

NEWS ALERT
June 20, 2007

Editors face criminal prosecution over crticial reporting
NEWS ALERT
March 2, 2007


CPJ urges government to honor pledge to probe attacks

LETTER
January 30, 2007


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