Hamza Kashgari

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Blog   |   Saudi Arabia

In censored Saudi Arabia, Raif Badawi filled a journalistic void

Ensaf Haidar, center, takes part in a demonstration calling for the release of her husband, Raif Badawi, in Ottawa January 29, 2015. (Reuters/Chris Wattie)

On the third anniversary of the arrest of liberal activist and writer Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia, his supporters all over the world are working hard to prevent what may lay ahead: the completion of a 10-year, thousand-lash sentence. To be effective in changing Badawi's future, it is important to take inspiration from his past, as he stood steadfast by his beliefs despite the adversity he faced and repeated opportunities to choose an easier path.

June 17, 2015 4:34 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Saudi Arabia

Saudi columnist held without charge for four days

New York, October 31, 2013--Saudi authorities should immediately release a columnist who wrote in support of the women's right to drive and has been held without charge since Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

October 31, 2013 4:39 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Azerbaijan, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Attacks on the Press: Prison Census 2012: A Worldwide Roundup

Worldwide tally reaches highest point since CPJ began surveys in 1990. Governments use charges of terrorism, other anti-state offenses to silence critical voices. Turkey is the world's worst jailer. A CPJ special report

February 14, 2013 12:04 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tunisia

Attacks on the Press: Journalism and Religion

Editors think twice, reporters do not dig deeply, columnists choose words carefully. By Jean-Paul Marthoz

(AFP/Brian Rasmussen)

February 14, 2013 12:04 AM ET

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Reports   |   Azerbaijan, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Number of jailed journalists sets global record

Worldwide tally reaches highest point since CPJ began surveys in 1990. Governments use charges of terrorism, other anti-state offenses to silence critical voices. Turkey is the world’s worst jailer. A CPJ special report

At least 49 journalists remain jailed in Turkey. (AFP)

December 11, 2012 12:01 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Malaysia, Saudi Arabia

Saudi columnist deported from Malaysia

An Internet user checks a Twitter account in Saudi Arabia, where a journalist faces legal action after writing about the Prophet Mohammed on Twitter. (AFP/Fayed Nureldine)

New York, February 13, 2012--Saudi columnist Hamza Kashgari, whose Twitter postings about the Prophet Mohammed have drawn death threats and government reprisals, was deported from Malaysia back to his home country on Sunday, according to news reports

February 13, 2012 4:52 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian columnist under threat for Twitter posts

New York, February 9, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns death threats and a publishing ban against columnist Hamza Kashgari for comments he posted on Twitter addressing the prophet Mohammed.

February 9, 2012 6:15 PM ET

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