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Unidentified gunmen detain Iraqi blogger Shojaa al-Khafaji

October 17, 2019 3:55 PM ET

Beirut, October 17, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Iraqi authorities to disclose whether they have custody of Iraqi blogger Shojaa Fares al-Khafaji and if not, to immediately open an investigation after unidentified armed men...

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Embarca Bint Taleb Ould Hussein

September 18, 2019 11:03 PM ET

Ould Hussein, an announcer at Radio Sahara, was reportedly abducted from her home in September 1979. Although it is unclear who is holding her, Amnesty International reports that plainclothes police came to search her house shortly before she was taken....

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Soji Omotunde

September 18, 2019 10:34 PM ET

Omotunde, editor of the African Concord, was abducted by two security agents as he was driving along a street in Ikeja, in mainland Lagos. The agents tied, gagged, and bundled him into their car. He was driven to an unknown...

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Shakti Kumar Pun

September 18, 2019 10:32 PM ET

Pun, sometimes referred to as Shaktiram Pun, a correspondent for the Nepalese-language daily Rajdhani, was abducted by Maoist rebels between November 16 and 20 in the midwestern district of Rukum, according to local journalists and the human rights group Informal...

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Bilal Hussein

September 18, 2019 10:21 PM ET

Hussein, an Iraqi photographer for The Associated Press, was taken into custody by U.S. forces in Ramadi, capital of Iraq's Anbar province, for "imperative reasons of security" on April 12, 2006, and held without charge or the disclosure of evidence...

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Aziz Bouabdallah

September 18, 2019 9:43 PM ET

Three armed men abducted Bouabdallah, a reporter for the Arabic-language daily Al-Alam al-Siyassi, from his home in the Chevalier section of the capital, Algiers, late on April 12, 1997. According to Bouabdallah's family, the men stormed into their home, and...

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Censorship 2.0: #MostCensored countries use digital and traditional tactics to silence media

September 13, 2019 10:28 AM ET

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Syrian reporter Ahmed Rahal abducted by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militant group in Idlib

September 12, 2019 12:41 PM ET

Beirut, September 12, 2019 -- The militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham should immediately release Syrian reporter Ahmed Rahal and stop detaining journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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10 Most Censored Countries

September 10, 2019 12:00 AM ET

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Press freedom on ‘brink of extinction’ in Iraqi Kurdistan, journalists say

September 9, 2019 11:19 AM ET

“Ever since I started working as a journalist nine years ago, I have been under constant pressure from my family, my tribe, and my community to give up journalism. Friends have been asked by security forces to sever ties...

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