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Attacks, arrests, threats, censorship: The high risks of reporting the Israel-Gaza war

Since the Israel-Gaza war began on October 7, journalists and media across the region have faced a hostile environment that has made reporting on the war exceptionally challenging.   In addition to documenting the growing tally of journalists killed and injured, CPJ’s research has found multiple kinds of incidents of journalists being targeted while carrying out…

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Why impact of Israel-Gaza war has become harder to document

Israel’s surprise attack on Al-Shifa hospital in northern Gaza on March 18, and the two weeks of fighting that followed, resulted in hundreds of deaths and a trail of destruction. It also left a morass of contradictory information about exactly who was killed there, who was arrested, and who went missing.   As the Israel-Gaza war…

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Terry Anderson (left) at a 2011 panel discussion and in Germany with his sister in 1991, one day after being freed by his abductors in Lebanon, where he was held captive for almost seven years. (Photos (left to right): Getty Images via AFP/Frederick M. Brown, AP/Thomas Kienzle)

‘Part of the CPJ family’: Journalist, former hostage Terry Anderson dies at 76

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply saddened by the death of Terry Anderson, journalist and CPJ’s former vice chair and honorary chairman. Anderson, a former Associated Press journalist who was kidnapped and held hostage in Lebanon for six years, knew firsthand the threats that faced journalists seeking to report freely, and was an…

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Al-Mayadeen TV reporter and videographer killed by Israeli strike in south Lebanon

Beirut, November 21, 2023 — CPJ is deeply saddened by the killing of Al-Mayadeen TV crew in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, and reiterates its call for the protection of media workers tirelessly covering – at exponentially heightened risk – the ongoing conflict between Israel and multiple parties. On November 21, correspondent Farah Omar and videographer…

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Journalist safety in 2020

In this unforgettably tumultuous year, journalists across the world covered the ongoing pandemic, dangerous protests, natural disasters, active conflicts, elections, and other life-changing events. The reporters, anchors, photographers, camera operators, producers, and technicians who brought 2020’s biggest stories to the public often risked their own physical safety and psychological well-being and found themselves the subjects…

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Soldiers guard an Israeli border crossing in the town of Metulla on December 4, 2018. A photojournalist living in East Jerusalem is currently sentenced to deportation to Jordan, a country he has no ties to. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)

Photographer detained, sentenced to deportation by Israeli authorities

Beirut, March 8, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the prolonged detention of Mustafa al-Kharouf, a photographer for the Turkish state-owned Anadolu Agency, and called for Israeli authorities to either clarify the reasons for his detention and deportation order or release him immediately.

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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in central Beirut, Lebanon, on December 23, 2018. Multiple reporters were harassed and assaulted while covering the protests. (AP/Bilal Hussein)

Journalists assaulted and news website raided in Lebanon in December

Lebanese soldiers assaulted at least four journalists covering a protest in Beirut on December 23, 2018, according to news reports, the journalists’ employers, videos and pictures shared on social media by journalists, and the regional press freedom group Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom.

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A view of downtown Beirut, Lebanon in October 2017. Abdel Hafez al-Houlani, a reporter for the Syrian pro-opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl, was arrested in the Wafa al-Umani refugee camp in the northeastern Lebanese city of Arsal, 77 miles (123 km) northeast of Beirut, on May 24, 2018, according to reports. (Reuters/Jekaterina Saveljeva)

Lebanese intelligence service arrests Syrian reporter near Lebanon-Syria border

Beirut, May 30, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Abdel Hafez al-Houlani, a reporter for the Syrian pro-opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl.

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