Saudi Arabia / Middle East & North Africa

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Contact CPJ Middle East & North Africa

Twitter: @CPJMena
فيسبوك : لجنة حماية الصحفيين بالعربية
Program Coordinator:
Sherif Mansour

Research Associate:
Justin Shilad
Tel: +1 (212) 300-9018
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CPJ, partners to mark anniversary of Khashoggi murder with vigil at Saudi embassy

September 16, 2019 1:55 PM ET

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists will join with other press freedom and human rights groups for a candlelight vigil in front of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, October 2,...

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CPJ calls on Houthis in Yemen to release all detained journalists

May 31, 2019 12:32 PM ET

New York, May 31, 2019--The Ansar Allah group, known as the Houthis, should immediately release all journalists in its custody and stop its campaign of detentions and intimidation against journalists working in areas under its control, the Committee to...

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NSO Group responds to spyware abuse allegations with spin

March 27, 2019 1:41 PM ET

Entering the terms "NSO Group," "journalists," and "spying" into a Google search from a workstation in New York City recently produced a sponsored search result at the top of the page. The NSO Group manufactures some of the world's...

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Joint letter urges congressional action on Jamal Khashoggi case

March 14, 2019 2:39 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 10 human rights and press freedom groups in sending a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) leadership urging congressional action in the pursuit of justice for murdered Washington Post columnist and...

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#JusticeForJamal campaign culminates with call for administration to respond to Senate inquiry

February 7, 2019 3:22 PM ET

Washington D.C, February 7, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists held a press conference this morning in front of the White House to demand accountability in the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, one day before the February 8 deadline...

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Turkey must seek UN inquiry on Khashoggi

October 18, 2018 11:00 AM ET

Saudi, Turkish cooperation essential to credibility New York, October 18, 2018 - Turkey should urgently ask UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to establish a United Nations investigation into the possible extrajudicial execution of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Committee...

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Saudi airstrike hits Yemeni radio station

September 17, 2018 5:10 PM ET

New York, September 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition's airstrike on a Yemeni radio station yesterday. The airstrike against the Ansar Allah-controlled Al-Maraweah Radio Broadcasting Center, located in Al-Maraweah District in Hodeida...

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Journalists in Yemen under attack from all sides as rival forces crack down on critics

September 7, 2018 12:11 PM ET

In its report released late last month, the U.N. Human Rights Council found that all groups involved in the Yemen conflict--from the government-controlled south, with its militias propped up by the UAE-led coalition and loyal to the secessionist Southern...

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Saudi blogger Eman Al Nafjan detained

May 22, 2018 3:59 PM ET

New York, May 22, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the detention of Eman Al Nafjan, a Saudi blogger who writes about women's issues, and urges the country's authorities to confirm her whereabouts and release her...

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Yemen journalist arrested by government military forces

February 26, 2018 4:55 PM ET

New York, February 26, 2018--Yemeni authorities should immediately release Awad Kashmeem and stop arbitrarily detaining critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Authorities on February 21 detained Kashmeem, the former governor of the board of directors for...

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