Research Associate: Mariwan Hama-Saeed 
ALGERIA | BAHRAIN | EGYPT | IRAN | IRAQ | ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED TERRITORY
JORDAN
| KUWAIT | LEBANON | MAURITANIA | MOROCCO | SAUDI ARABIA
SUDAN
| SYRIA | TUNISIA | TURKEY | YEMEN


See the news from the Middle East and North Africa for 2000 | 2001| 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007
SPECIAL REPORTS

CPJ names the ten most censored countries
On Assignment: A guide to reporting in dangerous situations
Journalist deaths spike to record in 2007
Journalists in prison: CPJ's 2007 census
The Moroccan Facade
  
The Forgotten Man
  


Under the Radar, a New Kind of Repression
Analysis from the
Middle East and North Africa section of
Attacks on the Press in 2007


Arabic language version:
Attacks on the Press in 2007



REGIONAL NEWS ALERTS


Arab governments move to restrict satellite TV
February 15, 2008

CPJ testifies to Congress on Mideast press freedom concerns

Full transcript of testimony
January 22, 2008



ALGERIA

Journalist convicted for investigative article
October 29. 2008

Algerian court upholds jail terms for two journalists
March 5, 2008

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BAHRAIN

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EGYPT

Court imposes heavy fines on two weekly journalists

October 15, 2008

Outspoken editor’s jail sentence pardoned

October 6, 2008

Eissa gets two months in jail

September 29, 2008


Egypt detains reporter covering protests
September 26, 2008

Still no word, five years after editor disappeared

August 11, 2008

CPJ urges Egypt to free jailed interpreter
LETTER
May 23, 2008

Station bumped from Egyptian satellite; explanation is needed
LETTER
April 8, 2008
Response to letter
April 17, 2008


Leading independent editor sentenced to six months in jail

March 26, 2008

Eissa ruling expected soon in Egypt

March 24, 2008

Egyptian court upholds Al-Jazeera conviction; strikes down prison sentence

February 11, 2008

CPJ urges Bush to press for release of bloggers

LETTER
January 10, 2008

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IRAN 

Court overturns death sentence but journalist faces espionage charges

September 5, 2008

Two journalists held without charge

September 3
, 2008

Journalist held for two weeks without charge

August 12, 2008

Iran cracks down on lifestyle magazines

March 19, 2008

Afghan journalist detained without explanation in Iran
March 14, 2008


Iranian court sentences correspondent for U.S.-backed radio station
March 3, 2008

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IRAQ

Iraqi journalist gunned down in Kirkuk
October 10, 2008

CPJ honors Iraqi journalist Bilal Hussein
and four other International Press Freedom award winners

September 16, 2008

Four from al-Sharqiya TV killed in Mosul; arrests made
September 15, 2008

Cameraman freed by U.S.; another held

September 8, 2008

Two journalists detained by U.S. military

September 4, 2008

U.S. military releases APTN cameraman 
August 25, 2008

Reuters cameraman freed after three weeks in detention 

August 21, 2008


Kurdish journalists under increasing threat

LETTER
August 4, 2008

Reuters cameraman held by U.S. military

August 4, 2008

Reporter is slain in Kirkuk

July 22, 2008

AP cameraman jailed without charge;
U.S. continues open-ended detentions in Iraq

July 15, 2008

TV news presenter gunned down in Mosul
June 17, 2008

Two journalists killed in separate incidents
May 22, 2008

Gunmen kill Iraqi journalist during attempted kidnapping
May 5, 2008

In meeting with CPJ, Barzani pledges climate ‘conducive to journalism’
May 5, 2008

CPJ Special Report:
The Other Iraq
Iraqi Kurdish political leaders have cultivated an image of freedom and tolerance,
but that increasingly clashes with reality. As independent press has grown more
assertive, attacks and arrests have increased.
May 5, 2008

AP photographer walks free after two-year detention
April 16, 2008

DANGEROUS IRAQ


COMPLETE STATISTICS
Journalist deaths
Abductions
Media workers killed
Reports and commentary
CPJ welcomes release of CBS journalist in Basra
April 14, 2008

CPJ welcomes dismissal of case against AP photographer in Iraq; urges his release
April 9, 2008

Five years after deadly Palestine Hotel and Al-Jazeera strikes, unanswered questions linger
April 7, 2008

CPJ Special Report:
Dateline Iraq—Five Years Later
Three reporters tell CPJ about the dangers of reporting from Iraq
March 18, 2008

Iraqi journalist gunned down in Baghdad
March 14, 2008

Iraqi Journalists Syndicate chief dies from wounds
February 27, 2008

Head of Iraqi Journalists Syndicate wounded in assassination attempt
February 25, 2008

Abducted journalist found dead

February 12, 2008

Two CBS journalists are missing in Basra
February 11, 2008

Iraqi president launches lawsuit against Kurdish weekly
January 30, 2008

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ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY

Ramattan soundman held without charge after West Bank raid
August 20, 2008

Military clears troops in death of Reuters cameraman

August 13, 2008

CPJ alarmed by reports that Palestinian journalist was abused in custody

August 1, 2008

Hamas, Fatah faulted for harassment, censorship
July 29, 2008

Palestinian cameraman arrested by Hamas

July 28, 2008

CPJ seeks investigation into Israeli border case
LETTER
July 9, 2008


Israeli ambassador regrets Reuters cameraman’s death

June 12, 2008

CPJ delegation urges Israel to release findings in death of Reuters cameraman

June 11, 2008


Cameraman shot dead, soundman wounded while filming Israeli tank
April 16, 2008


Hamas detains bureau chief in Gaza
January 23, 3008

IDF raid in West Bank draws concern

LETTER
January 7, 2008


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JORDAN 


Editor-in-chief held in detention
Oct 30, 2008

Five Jordanians sentenced to three-month jail terms

March 18, 2008


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KUWAIT


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LEBANON 

U.S. journalists, thought missing, are held by Syrian officials
October 9, 2008

Two American journalists missing

October 8, 2008

TV crew harassed by Hezbollah‎

CASE
August 15, 2008


CPJ alarmed by attacks on pro-government media
May 9, 2008

Newspaper director’s car set on fire
CASE
January 20, 2008

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MAURITANIA

CPJ concerned for Mauritanian media since coup
August 8, 2008 

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MOROCCO

Court slams journalist with heavy damages

October 31, 2008

Court of appeal overturns blogger’s sentence

September 18, 2008

CPJ urges Moroccan king to free blogger

September 12, 2008

Blogger sentenced to two years in prison
September 10, 2008

Al-Jazeera journalist fined over reporting social unrest

July 11, 2008


Moroccan court tells paper to halt publication of testimony

June 25, 2008

Moroccan politician alleges government behind cartoon protest
June 6, 2008


Morocco should allow Al-Jazeera to resume Rabat broadcast
May 7, 2008

Journalist goes on hunger strike in Morocco jail
May 2, 2008

Supreme Court upholds journalist's 7-month sentence

February 20, 2008

Newspaper director attacked in Rabat
CASE
February 3, 2008


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SAUDI ARABIA


Cleric issues fatwa against journalists and writers  

September 22, 2008

Cleric issues fatwa against TV station owners

September 18, 2008

Saudi cleric issues fatwa against two journalists

March 20, 2008

CPJ urges Bush to press for release of bloggers

LETTER
January 10, 2008

Response to letter
February 15, 2008

CPJ calls on Saudi Arabia to release blogger
LETTER
January 2, 2008

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SUDAN



Editor charged with criminal defamation

October 14, 2008

After six years, Al-Jazeera cameraman freed from Guantanamo
May 1, 2008

Two Sudanese editors held overnight; others summoned

February 20, 2008

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SYRIA

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TUNISIA 

Tunisia seizes weekly, summons editor to court
October 23, 2008

Independent news site destroyed

October 14, 2008

CPJ alerts Rice to threats in Tunisia

LETTER
September 23, 2008

Recently freed journalist is abducted, threatened

September 22, 2008

Tunisia denies passport to formerly imprisoned journalist

LETTER
August 28, 2008

Internet writer freed from prison

July 21, 2008

CPJ concludes mission with call for release of jailed journalist

Version française


July 2, 2008

Tunisian weekly faces censorship
April 22, 2008

Tunisian court affirms journalist's prison sentence

January 18, 2008


Government denies passport to CPJ representative

January 2, 2008


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TURKEY

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YEMEN


Outspoken editor pardoned and released

September 25,. 2008

Fixer released, another held
September 16, 2008

CPJ urges Yemen to free two fixers
LETTER
August 22, 2008


Government cancels license of independent weekly
April 7, 2008

Security forces lay siege to editor’s home
February 12, 2008

Yemeni Web sites apparently blocked
January 25, 2008

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