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‘International Declaration and Best Practices’ to promote journalists’ safety launched

GENEVA, Dec 9, 2015 – The International Press Institute (IPI), Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN), Geneva Global Media and the Geneva Press Club today presented the International Declaration and Best Practices on the Promotion of Journalists Safety at an event organised in Geneva....
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IDF forces arrest Palestinian correspondents near Hebron

Ramallah –Duya al-Watan Israeli Defense Forces on Tuesday detained Palestinian Wafa News Agency correspondent Juweid al-Tamimi and B’tsalim correspondent Munal Dana near the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank’s Hebron. IDF forces struck the correspondents several...
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CDFJ Shadow Report corresponding to Jordanian Periodic Report presented to the Commission Against Torture

The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists presents “shadow report” alongside the Jordanian government’s report to the Committee against Torture in Geneva Report includes discussion of the attacks against journalists in al-Nakheel Square in 2011 The Center...
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2 RT reporters injured on Syria-Turkey border by anti-tank shell

Syria- RT Two RT correspondents have sustained injuries after a press convoy was shelled on the Turkish-Syrian border. One of the reporters sustained serious injuries after a missile exploded near a car carrying RT crew members. The crew were passing the village of Al-Dagmashliya...
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IDF Arrests Palestinian Journalist

Ramallah – risalah.net Early Saturday morning Israeli security forces arrested Palestinian journalist Mohamed al-Kik from his home in Ramallah. Israeli soldiers surrounded al-Kik’s apartment building before blasting the front door to enter and arrest the journalist after a...
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Jordan Media Commission threatens to block 46 websites

The Jordan Media Commission has issued “warning letters” to the owners of 46 websites calling for them to conform to all existing laws and regulations within a period of 10 days beginning from 22/11/2015. The Commission said that any website that did not conform to...
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CPJ calls on Egypt to release imprisoned journalist

CPJ- New York, November 19–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Egypt to release Abdelrahman Abu Ouf, deputy editor-in-chief of Al Mesryoon, who was arrested Saturday, according to reports. The ongoing crackdown on press also included the brief detention of a...
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CDFJ Presents Shadow Report to Committee against Torture in Geneva

Report includes discussion of the attacks against journalists in al-Nakheel Square in 2011 The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) is participating in the 56th session of the Committee against Torture discussion regarding Jordan. CDFJ has presented a “shadow...
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Media Freedom Status in the Arab World Report of October 2015

There were 302 gross violations comprising 41% of total violations The Israeli occupying forces committed 329 violations, the most of any group. 129 violations were committed against Iraqis. 88 journalists were physically attacked… 84 journalists sustained bodily injury… 74...
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