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The Center for Defending Freedoms of Journalists (CDFJ) appeals to the King to intervene in the Release of Al Najjar

The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists appealed to His Majesty King Abdullah II to intervene to secure the amnesty of journalist Tayseer Al-Najjar after the United Arab Emirates Court of Appeals issued a three-year prison sentence and a fine of 500,000 dirhams, and...
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Who kills journalists, and why? Important new research

By Anita Gohdes and Sabine Carey Reporting the news from a war zone is a risky business. But just how many members of the media are killed — and what does that tell us about the trajectory for how countries view human rights? To look at these questions more closely, we collected...
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Prevention of Coverage was Systematic and Widespread

CDFJ Documents 33 Violations Faced by 26 Media Practitioners and Photojournalists when Attempting to Cover the Release of Al-Daqamseh   Prevention from coverage is a blatant violation of the provisions of the constitution and human rights conventions ratified by Jordan.   The...
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2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

CPJ- Analysis: Turkey’s crackdown leads to record high | Blog: Imprisoned in Panama | Blog: Weighing China cases | Video: Turkey: A Prison For Journalists   Azerbaijan: 5 Nijat Aliyev, Azadxeber MEDIUM: Internet CHARGE: Anti-State, Retaliatory IMPRISONED: May 20, 2012...
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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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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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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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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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