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Kuwait shuts down two outlets after revoking CEO's citizenship

February 23, 2015 2:41 PM ET

Kuwaiti authorities withdrew the licenses of a TV station and daily newspaper in July 2014 after revoking the citizenship of the outlets' CEO, according to news reports. The paper and TV station were not operating....

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Kuwaiti court upholds government shutdown of Al-Watan newspaper

February 19, 2015 3:13 PM ET

Washington, February 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the official harassment of the Kuwaiti independent daily Al-Watan and calls on authorities to allow the paper to resume publishing its print edition. In the latest legal twist, a Kuwaiti court...

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Court fines a journalist and two newspapers in Kuwait

March 8, 2010 5:54 PM ET

New York, March 8, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a Kuwaiti court’s decision to fine a journalist and two newspapers for statements deemed offensive to the ruling family and the prime minister....

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The Forgotten Man: CPJ Special Report

October 17, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Reda Helal vanished in central Cairo four years ago. Now, even the memory of the prominent state editor has nearly disappeared. Why have the government and the press ignored his case?...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Egypt

February 5, 2007 11:35 AM ET

EGYPT The Egyptian Journalists Syndicate mounted a widespread campaign to pressure President Hosni Mubarak to fulfill a February 2004 promise to decriminalize press offenses. More than 20 newspapers went on strike for a day in July as part of the...

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In Egypt, journalists under fire as protests continue

May 25, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 25, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by attacks on the Egyptian press related to coverage of alleged election fraud and protests over judicial independence. The Egyptian state security prosecutor brought criminal charges on Wednesday...

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Journalists assaulted, detained while covering protests

May 11, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 11, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that Egyptian police and security officers assaulted several journalists covering protests today in support of two judges facing dismissal for criticizing last year’s parliamentary elections. Several journalists...

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Nobel laureate Mahfouz calls for release of jailed Arab journalists

May 5, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 5, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists joins acclaimed Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz in calling on Arab governments to free jailed journalists including two Egyptian reporters detained last week while covering demonstrations in Cairo. Mahfouz, who won the...

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Al-Jazeera bureau chief, three print journalists held

April 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 27, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the arrest of Al-Jazeera TV’s Cairo bureau chief, and the separate detention of three print journalists, by Egypt’s state security prosecutor. Hussein Abdel Ghani, head of the Qatar-based...

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