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Qatar: Independent News Website Blocked

HRW- Qatari authorities have blocked Doha News, the country’s only independent news website, in a move that undermines Qatar’s attempts to present itself as a center for media freedom in the Gulf region, Human Rights Watch said today. Doha News has been publishing news about...
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“Journey Towards Freedom” A Documentary Telling the Story of CDFJ’s Journey Over 18 Years

Center for Defending the Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ): We documented 12,597 violations against journalists in the Arab World over the past 4 years, in which 236 journalists were killed. CDFJ has established 3 legal aid units for journalists in Jordan, Egypt and Morocco. CDFJ...
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Internship Programme 2017

CDFJ is currently accepting applications for its international internship program 2017. Given CDFJ’s broad scope, the internship is open to all students interested in journalism and media, political science, international relations, human rights, law and legal studies,...
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Launch of “E’raf” Project to Enhance Transparency, Right to Know

Partnership with ministries and public institutions to develop information saving and retrieval systems and to improve procedures for public information presentationOn Monday 10th October 2016, the Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) launched the...
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CDFJ mourns Hattar and considers the bullet that targeted him is aimed to every owner of a ‘word and pen’

Centre for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) condemned the terrorist attack that led to the death of the writer and journalist Nahed Hatter. CDFJ said in a statement: “We are very shocked by the murder of a fellow journalist Hatter. We consider that the bullets that...
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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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