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CDFJ denounces detainment of al-Hayat Newspaper Journalists

The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists denounces the decision to arrest three employees of the Arabic daily newspaper and website al-Hayat. CDFJ calls for “the immediate release” of publisher Daighim Khuraisat, principal editor Diya Khuraisat and editor-in-chief Ramiz...
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Egypt arrests three journalists in five days, whereabouts of two unknown

CPJ- New York, October 26, 2015–At least three journalists have been arrested in the past five days in Egypt, and the whereabouts of two of them are unknown, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egyptian authorities to disclose the...
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CDFJ Denounces Detainment of Journalist Osama al-Rameini in Salt Prison

The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) has expressed its concern over the detainment of journalist Osama al-Rameini in Salt Prison North of the Jordanian capital of Amman. In a statement to the press criticizing Rameini’s 14 day detainment, the Center stated...
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Media Freedom Status in the Arab World Report of September 2015

407 violations against journalists and media practitioners in September for the full report (in Arabic)           SANAD: “Six journalists were killed; September a month with the highest rate of violations since the beginning of 2015    ...
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A staff of Security kidnapping staff of KNNC and NRT in Erbil

SULAIMANI – Members of Sulaimani’s security and intelligence agency (Asayish) attacked a team of NRT journalists covering protests in the city on Saturday. NRT cameraman Malband Salar was injured when security forces took his camera, in an effort to prevent him from...
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CPJ hosts press conference for journalists convicted in absentia in Egypt

Dominic Kane, center, flanked by his Al-Jazeera colleagues Sue Turton, at left, and Peter Greste, at a press conference at CPJ’s offices. All three have been convicted in absentia. (AP)   On September 29, CPJ hosted a press conference in its New York offices for three...
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EU’s reputation as global leader in press freedom at risk, CPJ report finds

download the full report Brussels, September 29, 2015— Press freedom in Europe is in peril and the European Union has a moral imperative to defend this right and hold its member states accountable, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in Balancing Act: Press freedom at risk...
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Al Jazeera welcomes release of journalists

·         Egypt urged to also clear cases of journalists tried in absentia   Commenting on the reported releases of Baher Mohammad and Mohammad Fahmy, Al Jazeera Media Network’s acting director general said:   “We’re delighted for them both and their families. It is...
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Turkey finance authorities raid broadcasting houses’ owner

Reports that authorities in Turkey this morning raided offices of the corporate owner of two opposition broadcasters, and that a magistrate has approved a similar raid on the broadcasters themselves, are ‘extremely troubling’, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today....
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