Press TV

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American-born news anchor Marzieh Hashemi seen at a television studio in Tehran, Iran. She was detained in the U.S. on January 13, 2018. (Press TV via Associated Press)

CPJ concerned about US detention of Iranian TV journalist

New York, January 17, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the detention of Marzieh Hashemi, a TV anchor and documentary filmmaker for the English-language service of Iranian state broadcaster Press TV, and called on the U.S. Department of Justice to disclose the reason for her arrest.

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Press TV reported that Maya Naser, one of its correspondents, was killed by sniper fire today. (AFP/Press TV)

In Syria, journalists killed, injured by sniper fire

New York, September 26, 2012–Iran’s Press TV has reported that one of its correspondents, Maya Naser, was killed today while reporting on twin explosions and ensuing clashes in Damascus. The state-run station also said that its Damascus bureau chief, Hussein Mortada, was wounded in the same sniper fire and attributed both shootings to insurgents.

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In Libya, two journalists detained without charge

New York, February 27, 2012–Libyan authorities must seek the release of two British journalists who have been held in Tripoli by a local militia for the past six days, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalist Hassan Ghani, detained since Friday, was arrested by Israeli forces on this aid ship headed to Gaza. (Reuters)

Israel continues journalist’s detention

New York, November 10, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by Israel’s continued detention of Hassan Ghani, a correspondent for Iran’s Press TV. Ghani was arrested with four other journalists on Friday when soldiers boarded two humanitarian aid ships sailing toward Gaza, news reports said. The other journalists included Lina Attallah, of Al-Masry al-Youm’s…

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Israeli soldiers board a humanitarian aid ship bound for Gaza. (AP)

Israel arrests journalists aboard flotilla

New York, November 4, 2011–Israeli forces arrested an unidentified number of journalists today after a group of soldiers boarded two humanitarian aid ships sailing toward Gaza and forced them to redirect to the Israeli port of Ashdod, according to news reports. 

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Iranian journalist dies in Afghanistan

New York, September 22, 2011–Farhad Taqaddosi, a cameraman for Iran’s Press TV, died in a Kabul hospital on Tuesday of injuries he sustained in the Taliban’s September 13 attack on prominent international buildings in Kabul, the station reported.

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Authorities have sporadically restricted outlets from covering ongoing demonstrations in the predominantly Muslim region since July. (AP)

India restricts reporters in Jammu-Kashmir

New York, September 13, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the provincial government of Jammu and Kashmir to allow journalists to cover the widespread civil unrest in the troubled region.

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