Al Jazeera

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Al-Jazeera journalist Ismail Abu Omar receives treatment in a hospital (left) after being severely injured (right) by an Israeli drone strike while reporting near the city of Rafah in southern Gaza on February 13, 2024.

Al-Jazeera reporter, cameraman, critically injured by Israeli drone strike in Rafah

Beirut, February 13, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply alarmed by an Israeli drone strike in Gaza that seriously injured two Al-Jazeera journalists near the southern city of Rafah on Tuesday and calls for an independent investigation into whether the reporters were targeted. Al-Jazeera Arabic reporter Ismail Abu Omar and freelance camera operator and…

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Al-Jazeera journalist Wael Al Dahdouh holds the hand of his son Hamza, who also worked for Al-Jazeera and who was killed in an Israeli strike in southern Gaza on January 7, 2024.

CPJ calls for probe into whether Hamza Al Dahdouh and Mustafa Thuraya were targeted in strike

New York, January 7, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for an independent investigation into an Israeli drone strike that killed Al-Jazeera journalist Hamza Al Dahdouh, who is the son of Al-Jazeera Gaza bureau chief Wael Al Dahdouh, and freelance journalist Mustafa Thuraya on Sunday as they drove their car to an assignment in…

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Al-Jazeera journalist Samir Sassi arrested on undisclosed charges in Tunisia

New York, January 4, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that Tunisian authorities arrested journalist Samir Sassi and calls for his immediate and unconditional release. On Wednesday, January 3, police raided and searched the home of Sassi, a reporter at Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera, in the capital Tunis and arrested him, according to…

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Al-Jazeera cameraperson Samer Abu Daqqa killed, correspondent Wael Al Dahdouh injured in drone attack in Khan Yunis

Beirut, December 15, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply saddened by a drone strike that killed Al-Jazeera Arabic cameraperson Samer Abu Daqqa and injured reporter and Gaza bureau chief Wael Al Dahdouh, and calls on international authorities to conduct an independent investigation into the attack to hold the perpetrators to account. On December 15,…

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Anas Al-Sharif

Father of Al-Jazeera’s Anas Al-Sharif killed in Gaza after journalist receives threats

Washington, D.C., December 11, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply saddened by the killing of the father of Anas Al-Sharif, a reporter and videographer for Al-Jazeera Arabic in northern Gaza, and reiterates its call for the protection of journalists in Gaza and their family members. On Monday, an Israeli airstrike hit Al-Sharif’s family home…

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Two French journalists flee Yemeni island of Socotra after questioning, house arrest

On May 28, 2023, five armed soldiers and three police chiefs on the Yemeni island of Socotra arrested freelance journalist Quentin Müller and Sylvain Mercadier, co-founder and director of the independent Iraqi news website The Red Line, at their apartment, according to tweets by Müller and Mercadier, who communicated with CPJ via email. The authorities…

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Sudanese military arrests, assaults journalists covering protests

New York, January 18, 2022 – Sudanese authorities must immediately release all detained journalists and stop arresting and assaulting members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since January 12, Sudanese military forces in the capital Khartoum have detained, and later released, at least six journalists and media workers, and on January…

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Ten years after the Arab Spring, the region’s media faces grave threats. Here are the top press freedom trends

In early February 2011, Alaa Abdelfattah was in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, documenting and participating in the nascent pro-democracy uprising that would topple the government and transform the country and the region. Today, he is in prison on anti-state and false news charges, which his family believes are partly retaliatory for his work. Abdelfattah is one of…

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Journalists are shown working at their desks behind the scenes of a TV news studio.

Dozens of journalists newly identified as NSO Group spyware targets

New York, December 21, 2020 – NSO Group’s advanced Pegasus spyware was identified on phones of at least 36 journalists and media executives in July and August 2020, according to the University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab, which said the surveillance product was installed via a vulnerability in the iPhone messaging application. Most targets were affiliated…

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Tech platforms struggle to label state-controlled media

Twitter announced last week that it would start labeling some accounts run by media outlets and their top editors as “state-affiliated,” a descriptor intended to improve transparency about the source of information being shared on the platform.  Since disinformation became a flash point in the debate over content moderation on social media, distinguishing propaganda from…

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