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Journalist held without trial in eastern city for 15 months

Abdelhai worked for a regional radio station in Tébessa and was the local correspondent of the Arabic-language daily Jaridati when arrested on 18 (...)

Published on 17 November 2014 Read

Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities continue witchhunt against netizens

Mikhlif Al-Shammari, a well-known writer and activist who has been the target of repeated judicial persecution, was sentenced on 3 November by a (...)

Published on 12 November 2014 Read


Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2014

12.11.2014 - Woman journalist freed on completing six-month sentence Reporters Without Borders has learned that Rihaneh Tabatabai, a journalist (...)

Published on 12 November 2014 Read


Hundreds of journalists object to unconditional media support for regime

The joint statement by the editors was posted on the newspaper Al-Wafd’s website on 26 October, two days after more 30 soldiers were killed in two (...)

Published on 7 November 2014 Read


Verdict postponed again in trial of 2012 RWB Prize winner Mazen Darwish

Reporters Without Borders deplores the umpteenth adjournment by the court, which had been due to give its verdict on 5 November in the trial of (...)

Published on 7 November 2014 Read


Acid attacks on women - new grounds for harassing journalists

After at least seven women had been the victims of acid attacks, scores of demonstrators gathered outside the lawcourts in Isfahan and the (...)

Published on 29 October 2014 Read


Islamic State uses British hostage for shameful fake TV report

John Cantlie is seen near Syria’s border with Turkey having to act as if he is a TV journalist delivering a news report from the front line. (...)

Published on 28 October 2014 Read


Houthi rebels pursue offensive against news media

In one recent instance, five gunmen claiming to be members of the Houthi movement stormed into the premises of Aleshteraki – an online newspaper (...)

Published on 24 October 2014 Read

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