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Mission Journal: Gag orders make Jordan’s journalists skeptical of reform

By Sherif Mansour/CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Election posters on a street in Amman. CPJ visited Jordan to review the press freedom situation ahead of the September 20 vote. (CPJ/Sherif Mansour) Sitting uncomfortably in her chair because of a soccer...
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How to use open source information to investigate stories online

ijnet- Eliot Higgins | August 29, 2016 Myself and others at First Draft frequently receive emails from a whole range of people asking how they can start doing the sort of online open source investigation and verification that they’ve seen us doing. The skills and methodologies...
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World Refugee Day:Fear of arrest drives journalists into exile

cpj- In August 2014 two journalists living more than 4,000 miles apart slipped across a border to find safety: one with his wife and three children, the other alone. Idrak Abbasov, from Azerbaijan, and Sanna Camara, from Gambia, faced imprisonment because of their reporting....
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How to experiment in a new medium: the rookie mobile journalist

ijnet- With a plethora of resources, apps and advice online, it can be hard to know where to start when exploring new mediums. After researching for hours or even days, the only true way to learn is by doing and trying things out for yourself in the field. As a first-time mobile...
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Liliane Daoud: TV Star to Oblivion?

The Huffington Post- Liliane Daoud went from star of a show on Egyptian TV, to villain, to persona non-grata, to deportee in one fell swoop as the regime of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi tightened the noose on dissenting media. Daoud, a former BBC Arabic news veteran who holds...
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Is talking a crime in Jordan?

Amman – When Jordanian journalist Osama Ramini was detained last October, it was hard to believe that a “less than ordinary” article, analysing why all students of one public school failed to pass the national exam, was the reason. But thanks to a loophole in...
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Hadi al-Abdallah: The man documenting Syria’s Civil War

Syrian activist and journalist tells Al Jazeera what life is like in and around Aleppo after the truce. Aljazeera  People are still afraid that the regime may carry out more ceasefire violations, says al-Abdallah [Courtesy of Hadi al-Abdallah/Al Jazeera] Aleppo, Syria – A...
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NEGAD EL-BORAI CALLED FOR A FIFTH INVESTIGATION SESSION FOR DRAFTING AN ANTI-TORTURE BILL

Cairo May 16, 2016 – Judge Abdulshafy Othman, the judge tasked by the Minister of Justice, called Attorney-at –law Negad El Borai for an investigation audience on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 3 PM as part of an investigation conducted regarding United Group’s role in...
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State of Media Freedoms in the Arab World: Initial Report for 2015

SANAD’s Statistics: 58 journalists were killed, including 30 by DA’ESH   Journalists Faced 3.863 Violations in the Arab World in 2015     70% of journalists intentionally killed were shot to death by DA’ESH in public.  69 journalists were kidnapped,...
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