Israeli security forces arrest prominent Palestinian writer in West Bank
July 27, 2018 12:33 PM ET
Beirut, July 27, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest and detention without charge of Lama Khater, a Palestinian blogger and contributing opinion writer to several media outlets, including Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, the Hamas-affiliated Quds News...
Seven Palestinian journalists injured by gunfire in Gaza protests
May 14, 2018 4:33 PM ET
Beirut, May 14, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the use of gunfire by Israeli forces against journalists covering protests today in the Gaza Strip. At least seven Palestinian journalists have been injured by Israeli gunfire while covering today's...
YouTube labels on public broadcasters draw ire in US, Russia
March 15, 2018 3:43 PM ET
With claims to more than one billion users consuming content in 76 languages, Google's YouTube has become a core part of most media outlets' dissemination strategy. And although there are 88 localized versions of the service, YouTube.com remains the...
Yemeni authorities force local Al Jazeera station to close
January 10, 2018 4:23 PM ET
New York, January 10, 2018--The Yemeni government should allow the Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera to immediately reopen its Taiz office, and permit journalists in Yemen to do their jobs unencumbered, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Soldiers acting on...
Journalists assaulted covering protests in Jerusalem
December 13, 2017 5:39 PM ET
At least 13 journalists were injured while covering protests and violence that broke out in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem over U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on December 7, 2017 that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the...
CPJ calls on Israel to reverse decision over Al-Jazeera reporter's press card
August 18, 2017 4:43 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists requests that at a hearing scheduled for August 21, the Government Press Office reverses its decision to revoke the press card of Elias Karram, an Israeli journalist and Al-Jazeera Jerusalem correspondent.
Palestinian security forces arrest five journalists in West Bank
August 10, 2017 3:34 PM ET
Beirut, August 10, 2017--Palestinian security forces should immediately release five journalists arrested in the West Bank yesterday and should cease arresting journalists on spurious charges, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....
Israel should abandon plans to close, censor Al-Jazeera
August 6, 2017 10:50 AM ET
Washington, D.C., August 6, 2017--Israeli authorities should abandon efforts to close Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera's offices, revoke its journalists' credentials, and censor its transmissions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Communications Minister Ayoub Kara today repeated Prime Minister Benjamin...