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Security forces and demonstrators injure journalists covering protests over Beirut port explosion

New York, August 11, 2020 — Lebanese authorities should immediately investigate recent attacks on journalists by demonstrators and security forces, hold those responsible to account, and ensure that journalists can cover protests safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 4, an explosion of stored chemicals in Beirut’s port resulted in more than…

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A street in Tehran is seen on April 21, 2020. Iranian journalist Hassan Fathi recently began a jail term for speaking with the BBC. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Iranian journalist Hassan Fathi begins 1.5 year jail term over BBC interview

Washington, D.C., May 13, 2020 — Iranian authorities should release journalist Hassan Fathi from prison and cease arbitrarily jailing members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A woman is reflected as she passes the BBC's broadcasting house in London, July 19, 2017. (Reuters/Neil Hall)

Iran bars BBC staff and contributors from selling property

Washington, D.C., August 15, 2017–Iranian authorities should immediately reverse an order banning 152 journalists and media workers with the BBC’s Persian service from buying or selling assets, cease harassing BBC journalists, and lift their ban on the station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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