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...
Calls to shutter Qatari media show contempt for press freedom
June 28, 2017 3:10 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt to drop demands that Qatari-funded media be closed as a condition for the lifting of the partial blockade they have imposed on Qatar.
BBC reporter refused entry Police at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport yesterday detained BBC reporter Jiyar Gol for five hours before putting him on a plane out of the country, the journalist wrote on Twitter. The journalist tweeted that he believes...
Gulf countries order Qatar to close Al-Jazeera and other outlets
June 23, 2017 2:10 PM ET
New York, June 23, 2017--A group of Arab countries today issued Qatar a list of demands, including that the Gulf nation close media outlets that it funds, among them the broadcasters Al-Jazeera and Arabi 21, and the websites Al-Araby...
Amid Gulf tensions, press is used as a political pawn
June 8, 2017 5:38 PM ET
Today Bahrain became the latest Gulf nation to put pressure on news outlets amid political tension, when its Interior Ministry announced that anyone publishing support or sympathy for Qatar faces up to five years in prison. The announcement came...
New York, June 7, 2017--The Saudi Ministry of Media should immediately reverse its order to close the office of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera and allow the satellite channel and all news media to operate freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists...