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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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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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The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists Publishes First Guide to Implementing Right to Access Information in Public Institutions

The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) has published a guide instructing public institutions on how to properly apply the Access to Information Law. CDFJ’s Executive President Nidal Mansour announced the completion of the guide in a press conference attended...
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CPJ: In Jordan, TV anchor charged under cybercrimes law for Facebook post

Washington D.C., November 6, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Jordan to release TV anchor Tareq Abu al-Ragheb who was arrested Tuesday for posting allegedly insulting comments on Facebook, according to reports. Abu al-Ragheb who works for...
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El-Fayez to the Media: “I denounce the arrest and detainment of journalists.”

Jordanian Senate Speaker Faisal el-Fayez recently asserted his renunciation of arrests and detainments of media workers. “I object to the detainment of journalists and this has always been my position,” said el-Fayez during a meeting with members of press. “And...
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