Program Coordinator: Joel Campagna  |  Research Associate: Ivan Karakashian

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MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: The Region

Bush, Blair should set the record straight on leaked Al-Jazeera threat
NEWS ALERT
November 23, 2005

Detained Al-Jazeera cameraman allegedly asked to inform on station
NEWS ALERT
October 26, 2005

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Attacks on the Press in 2004
Middle East and North Africa


Attacks on the Press in 2004
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Cases of attacks on the press in the Middle East and North Africa
2003
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ALGERIA

Publisher released after two years in prison
NEWS ALERT
June 14, 2006


CPJ urges Bouteflika to repeal decree limiting free expression


PROTEST LETTER
MArch 22, 2006

Editors face prosecution
PROTEST LETTER
February 23, 2006

Journalists in Yemen and Algeria arrested over prophet cartoons

NEWS ALERT
February 13, 2006

Journalist jailed for criminal defamation
NEWS ALERT
February 2, 2006

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BAHRAIN

Country snapshot from Attacks on the Press in 2005

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EGYPT


Egypt, Tunisia, ban newspaper editions on controversy over pope's comments
NEWS ALERT
September 28, 2006


New law still threatens press freedoms

NEWS ALERT
July 12, 2006


Editor, reporter for weekly are sentenced to jail
NEWS ALERT
June 26, 2006


Journalists under fire as protests continue

NEWS ALERT
May 25, 2006


Journalists assaulted, detained while covering protests
NEWS ALERT
May 11, 2006


Nobel laureate Mahfouz calls for release of jailed Arab journalists
NEWS ALERT
May 5, 2006


Al-Jazeera bureau chief, three print journalists held

NEWS ALERT
April 27, 2006


Court sentences journalist to a year in prison

NEWS ALERT
March 10, 2006


Appeals court upholds one journalist conviction, overturns others


NEWS ALERT
February 23, 2006


After two years, Mubarak pledge unfullfilled
PROTEST LETTER
February 23, 2006


Journalists covering elections harassed and attacked
NEWS ALERT
December 2, 2005

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IRAN

Iranian journalist languishes in jail without charge
NEWS ALERT
January 9, 2007


Appeals court upholds jail sentence of Kurdish journalist
NEWS ALERT
September 15, 2006


Authorities close prominent crtiical daily and a monthly
NEWS ALERT
September 11, 2006


Two journalists freed on bail
CASE UPDATE
June 15, 2006


State newspaper closed, editor and cartoonist arrested
NEWS ALERT
May 23, 2006


Journalist Ganji freed after six years in prison
NEWS ALERT
March 20, 2006

Seven journalists held
UPDATE
February 28, 2006


Seven journalists arrested over satirical article
NEWS ALERT
February 16, 2006



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IRAQ

CPJ condemns murder of APTN cameraman

NEWS ALERT
December 12, 2006


Al-Hurra correspondent shot and wounded
CASE
December 11, 2006


Radio station editor killed in Baghdad

NEWS ALERT
December 4, 2006


Journalist, two media workers murdered
NEWS ALERT
November 22, 2006


Iraqi TV journalist gunned down in Mosul
NEWS ALERT
November 13, 2006


CPJ writes to Rumsfeld over Iraq detention
LETTER
November 7, 2006


Two Iraqi channels ordered closed in aftermath of Saddam verdict
NEWS ALERT
November 6, 2006

Iraqi presenter, driver murdered in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
October 30, 2006


British inquest rules ITN reporter unlawfully killed by U.S. troops

NEWS ALERT
October 13, 2006


Gunmen murder 11 at TV station in deadliest single attack on Iraqi press
NEWS ALERT
October 12, 2006


Journalist held without charge for three weeks by Iraqi forces
NEWS ALERT
October 11, 2006


Two journalist kidnappings reported

NEWS ALERT
October 11, 2006


Kidnapped journalist discovered in Baghdad morgue

NEWS ALERT
October 10, 2006


Driver for state-owned TV gunned down
NEWS ALERT
October 6, 2006


Correspondent detained by Iraqi security forces
NEWS ALERT
September 20, 2006


TV correspondent murdered in Ramadi

NEWS ALERT
September 18, 2006


AP photographer held by U.S. military for months without charge

NEWS ALERT
September 17, 2006

Two journalists shot and killed in separate incidents

NEWS ALERT
September 13, 2006


Design editor of state-run paper murdered
NEWS ALERT
September 11, 2006


Journalist on trial for defamation missing for five days

NEWS ALERT
September 7, 2006


Government suspends Al-Arabiya TV over sectarian violence claim

NEWS ALERT
September 7, 2006


Three Iraqi journalists face trial on defamation charges


NEWS ALERT
September 1, 2006


Two killed in car bomb attack on Iraqi newspaper

NEWS ALERT
August 28, 2006

Editor abducted in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
August 16, 2006


Two Iraqi journalists found murdered


NEWS ALERT
August 8, 2006


Two journalists slain

NEWS ALERT
August 2, 2006


Newspaper office ransacked, journalist stabbed

CASE
June 8, 2006


CPJ sends new prime minister press freedom recommendations

LETTER
June 6, 2006

Reuters cameraman released after 12 days in U.S. custody


NEWS ALERT
June 2, 2006


TV sports reporter gunned down in Baghdad

NEWS ALERT
May 31, 2006


Wounded CBS correspondent flown to Germany

NEWS ALERT
May 30, 2006


 

CPJ mourns deaths of two CBS journalists
NEWS ALERT
May 29, 2006


Iraqi reporter, support worker murdered south of Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
May 8, 2006

Journalist facing trial on defamation charges
CASE
May 5, 2006


Journalists from Kurdish weekly face arrest, trial
NEWS ALERT
May 2, 2006


Reuters inquiry finds U.S. shooting death of journalist 'unlawful'
NEWS ALERT
April 10, 2006


CBS cameraman released
NEWS ALERT
April 7, 2006


Detained CBS camerman aquitted of charges
NEWS ALERT
April 5, 2006


CPJ welcomes release of Jill Carroll
NEWS ALERT
March 30, 2006


Writer sentenced to 18 months in Kurdistan
NEWS ALERT
March 27, 2006


U.S. military pledges to expedite cases of detained journalists
NEWS ALERT
March 24, 2006


Trial of CBS cameraman postponed
NEWS ALERT
March 22, 2006

Kurdish journalist detained, faces prosecution

NEWS ALERT
March 22, 2006


CBS camerman goes on trial

NEWS ALERT
March 21, 2006


Murder top cause of journalist deaths

NEWS ALERT
March 17, 2006


Iraqi editor gunned down in Baghdad

NEWS ALERT
March 14, 2006


Insurgents kill head of Iraq state television

NEWS ALERT
March 13, 2006


TV presenter murdered, station attacked and threatened for its reporting

NEWS ALERT
March 9, 2006


Three Iraqi journalists slain near Samarra

NEWS ALERT
February 23, 2006


Two journalists reportedly kidnapped in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT

February 1, 2006


Journalists wounded in Iraq blast flown to Germany
NEWS ALERT
January 30, 2006


Journalist evades kidnappers
CASE
January 30, 2006


ABC News anchor and cameraman wounded in blast
NEWS ALERT
January 29, 2006


Iraqi journalist killed in Ramadi clashes between U.S. forces and insurgents

NEWS ALERT
January 25, 2006


After months in prison, Iraqi journalist freed without charge
NEWS ALERT
January 23, 2006


CPJ welcomes calls by leading Muslims for Carroll's release
NEWS ALERT
January 19, 2006


CPJ issues appeal as kidnappers threaten reporter
NEWS ALERT
January 17, 2006


U.S. forces release two long-detained journalists

NEWS ALERT
January 16, 2006


CPJ protests 30-year jail term for Kurdish writer on defamation conviction
NEWS ALERT
January 11, 2006


CPJ appeals for release of freelance journalist seized in Baghdad
NEWS ALERT
January 9, 2006


CPJ protests criminal prosecution of local reporter

PROTEST LETTER
December 23, 2s005



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ISRAEL and the OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY

CPJ renews call for release of abducted AFP photographer
NEWS ALERT
January 03, 2007


AFP photographer latest journalist abducted in Gaza
NEWS ALERT
January 02, 2007


CPJ welcomes release of kidnapped AP photographer
NEWS ALERT
October 24, 2006


In Gaza, Israeli missle strikes Reuters vehicle and wounds two
NEWS ALERT
August 28, 2006


Abducted journalists freed in Gaza

NEWS ALERT
August 27, 2006


Islamic group says it holds two Fox journalists

NEWS ALERT
August 23, 2006


Concern grows for Fox News journalists kidnapped in Gaza
NEWS ALERT
August 17, 2006


CPJ calls for release of Fox News journalists kidnapped in Gaza

NEWS ALERT
August 14, 2006


CPJ seeks lifting of travel ban in Tyre

LETTER
August 9, 2006


Haaretz reporter wounded by shrapnel
NEWS ALERT
July 30, 2006


Palestine TV alleges cameraman was targeted by Israeli tank

NEWS ALERT
July 27, 2006


Lebanese TV crews allege targeting by Israeli warplanes in the south

NEWS ALERT
July 27, 2006


Lebanese journalist killed, TV transmitters hit


NEWS ALERT
July 24, 2006


TV crews in West Bank hit by rubber bullets

NEWS ALERT
July 20, 2006


Al-Jazeera reporters detained in northern Israel

NEWS ALERT
July 17, 2006


Israeli forces strike Al-Manar TV facilities

NEWS ALERT
July 13, 2006


Israeli authorities restrict Gaza press access

NEWS ALERT
June 27, 2006


Palestinian journalists attacked, threatened by leading factions

NEWS ALERT
June 6, 2006


Journalists attacked in Nablus by Israeli soldiers


NEWS ALERT
April 26, 2006


Bethlehem TV station destroyed by suspected PLO gunmen
NEWS ALERT
April 18, 2006


UK court rules IDF shooting of filmmaker in Gaza was murder
NEWS ALERT
April 7, 2006


Kidnappers free foreign journalists in Gaza


NEWS ALERT
March 15, 2006


Journalists, others kidnapped as prison siege sparks violence in Gaza

NEWS ALERT
March 14, 2006


Palestinian journalist harrassed

CASE
February 1, 2006



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JORDAN

Authorities harass journalists interviewing al-Zarqawi relatives
CASEss
June 8, 2006


Editors given two-month sentences for publishing Prophet cartoons

NEWS ALERT
May 31, 2006


Concerns about two editors

PROTEST LETTER
February 23, 2006


Jailing of editors for prophet cartoon draws alarm

NEWS ALERT
February 6, 2006


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KUWAIT

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LEBANON


Tueni's killers go unpunished one year on
NEWS ALERT
December 11, 2006


CPJ seeks lifting of travel ban in Tyre
LETTER
August 9, 2006


TV crews allege targeting by Israeli warplanes in the south

NEWS ALERT
July 27, 2006


Lebanese journalist killed, TV transmitters hit


NEWS ALERT
July 24, 2006


Israeli forces strike Al-Manar TV facilities


NEWS ALERT
July 13, 2006


Qassir's killers still at large after one year

NEWS ALERT
June 1, 2006


Journalists face charges of defaming president
NEWS ALERT
March 2, 2006


Jailing of Jordanian editors for prophet cartoon draws alarm

Attacks reported in Beirut
NEWS ALERT
February 6, 2006


CPJ urges Annan to broaden investigation
NEWS ALERT
December 16, 2005

CPJ condemns killing of Al-Nahar columnist and manager
NEWS ALERT
December 12, 2005

CPJ urges UN to expand Lebanon inquiry to include journalist attacks
PROTEST LETTER
October 11, 2005

TV anchor, a Syria critic, injured in bomb attack
NEWS ALERT
September 26, 2005

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MAURITANIA

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MOROCCO

Facing record damages, Moroccan weekly’s survival in doubt

NEWS ALERT
December 28, 2006


Magazine banned over religious jokes
NEWS ALERT
December 22, 2006


Appeals court upholds record damages against independent weekly


NEWS ALERT
April 19, 2006


CPJ calls on king to probe government-organized protests of magazine

PROTEST LETTER
March 17, 2006


Moroccan court awards record damages against independent weekly


NEWS ALERT
February 17, 2006


Paper says it is victim of state-organized protests over cartoons

NEWS ALERT
February 15, 2006


Press faces aggressive judicial harassment
NEWS ALERT
January 18, 2006


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SAUDI ARABIA

Journalist accused of un-Islamic writings is freed

NEWS ALERT
April 20, 2006


Journalist detained for writings
NEWS ALERT
April 7, 2006


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SUDAN


Sudanese journalists convicted for column on government perks

NEWS ALERT
December 27, 2006


Reporter held for secret reasons
NEWS ALERT
October 5, 2006


Authorities intensify newspaper censorship and seizures

NEWS ALERT
September 14, 2006

Jailed U.S. reporter to be freed

NEWS ALERT
September 8, 2006


Editor kidnapped and beheaded


NEWS ALERT
September 5, 2006

CPJ urges Sudan to release Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter

LETTER
August 28, 2006


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SYRIA

Online journalist to serve six months in prison
NEWS ALERT
June 7, 2006


Two journalists detained after writing about divisions

NEWS ALERT
May 16, 2006


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TUNISIA

Egypt, Tunisia, ban newspaper editions on controversy over pope's comments
NEWS ALERT
September 28, 2006


CPJ protests media repression


NEWS ALERT
June 6, 2006


Treatment of jailed writer draws deep concern

NEWS ALERT
March 31, 2006


Journalist freed after 15 years, another still held

NEWS ALERT
February 27, 2006


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TURKEY

Appeals court upholds jail term for Turkish-Armenian journalist

NEWS ALERT
June 12, 2006


Journalist acquitted but media prosecutions continue

NEWS ALERT
June 9, 2006


Turkish journalists face ongoing criminal prosecutions
NEWS ALERT
June 7, 2006


Journalist shot two weeks ago in Diyarbakir riots dies
NEWS ALERT
April 17, 2006


Charges dropped against 4 of 5 columnists
NEWS ALERT
April 11, 2006


Judge adjourns trial of five journalists amid scuffles

NEWS ALERT
February 7, 2006

Court to hear criminal charges against five journalists

NEWS ALERT
February 6. 2006



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YEMEN

Editor convicted and fined over Prophet cartoons

NEWS ALERT
December 6, 2006

Editor jailed for one year over Prophet cartoons
NEWS ALERT
November 28, 3006


Official daily smears award-winning editor

NEWS ALERT
November 28, 2006


Court fines opposition weekly

CASE
July 19, 2006

Harassment, attacks continue
NEWS ALERT
April 28, 2006


Journalist's abduction raises further alarm
PROTEST LETTER
March 24, 2006


Four journalists face prison

PROTEST LETTER
February 23, 2006


Journalists in Yemen and Algeria arrested over prophet cartoons

NEWS ALERT
February 13, 2006

Yemeni, Malaysian newspapers closed after running prophet drawings


NEWS ALERT
February 9, 2006


Paper closed, editor wanted for publishing cartoons
NEWS ALERT
February 7, 2006


CPJ delegation alarmed by worsening press situation in Yemen
NEWS ALERT
January 26, 2006



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