Saudi Arabia

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INFOGRAPHIC: Saudi attacks on the press since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power.

Infographic: Saudi attacks on the press

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CPJ, partners to mark anniversary of Khashoggi murder with vigil at Saudi embassy

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, to mark the one-year anniversary of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

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Supporters of the Houthi movement attend a rally to mark the fourth anniversary of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen's war, in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 26, 2019. The Houthis are currently detaining at least 10 journalists in harsh conditions. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)

CPJ calls on Houthis in Yemen to release all detained journalists

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 Protect Journalists said today.

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A woman uses her iPhone in front of the building housing NSO Group on August 28, 2016, in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv, Israel. The company has come under increased scrutiny for the alleged use of its spyware tool, Pegasus, to target journalists. (AFP/Jack Guez)

NSO Group responds to spyware abuse allegations with spin

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 most sophisticated and high-profile spyware, and its sponsored link invites readers to a slick website touting…

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media after a closed briefing for senators in November 2018, on developments related to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A joint letter calls for congressional action in the pursuit of justice. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

Joint letter urges congressional action on Jamal Khashoggi case

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 U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.

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CPJ Advocacy Director Courtney Radsch, center, speaks in front of the White House on February 7 about CPJ's demands for justice for murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (CPJ)

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

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 for the Trump administration to deliver a report to the Senate on its findings on the…

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Turkey must seek UN inquiry on Khashoggi

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 to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Reporters Without Borders said today.

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A Yemeni student runs on September 16, 2018, at a school that was damaged last year in an airstrike during fighting between Saudi-backed military coalition forces and Houthis in the city of Taiz. A Saudi airstrike hit a Houthi-controlled radio station in Hodeida Governorate on September 16, killing three employees. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)

Saudi airstrike hits Yemeni radio station

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 Governorate, killed three employees as well as a civilian in the vicinity of the building, according…

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A Yemeni flashes a victory sign during protests in Aden on September 5. Yemeni journalists covering the militias and coalition forces vying for power in the country say they face threats from all sides. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)

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

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 Transitional Council, and areas held by the rebel Ansar Allah or Houthi movement–were responsible for widespread…

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A Saudi woman gestures as she sits in a car during a driving class at a university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on March 7, 2018. Saudi security forces detained blogger Eman Al Nafjan alongside six other people associated with the women's rights movement who have campaigned for an end to the ban on women driving, according to reports. (Reuters/Faisal Al Nasser)

Saudi blogger Eman Al Nafjan detained

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 immediately.

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