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Shoppers walk on a market street in the northeastern Syrian town of Qamishli on May 2, 2018. A prominent Syrian writer was arrested and held for five days in the town in late September and early October 2018. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

Prominent Syrian writer Yousph arrested in northeastern Syria, held for five days

Syrian writer Souleman Yousph, a contributor to several media outlets, including the Assyrian news website Ankawa, the independent Arabic news website Elaph, and the political and cultural online secular magazine Ahewar, was arrested and detained without charge on September 30, 2018, and held for five days. An eyewitness to the arrest who asked to remain…

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Sudan judiciary protects press freedom; authorities censor

New York, March 6, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed recent decisions by the Sudanese judiciary supporting press freedom and called on the government to stop confiscating independent newspapers. 

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After running leaked cables, websites face harassment

New York, December 10, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns harassment of the Lebanese news website Al-Akhbar after it published U.S. diplomatic cables that were first disclosed by WikiLeaks. The website was hacked this week by unknown attackers, while the Tunisian government blocked domestic access to the site. Saudi officials blocked access to the independent…

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