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Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2015

29.01.2015 – Reformist weekly closed “to prevent a crime” Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of the reformist weekly Setareh Sobh (Dawn (...)

Published on 29 January 2015 Read

Iran

Reformist daily closed over “I am Charlie” front page

A closure order issued by the Tehran public prosecutor on 17 January was confirmed today by the Committee for Press Authorization and (...)

Published on 19 January 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

Concern about blogger’s condition after second flogging postponed

Sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes last November, the young blogger was due to receive the second round of 50 lashes after Friday (...)

Published on 16 January 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

Saudi netizen’s whipping could begin Friday

Reporters Without Borders has repeatedly condemned the barbaric nature of this punishment ever since Badawi was sentenced to ten years in prison (...)

Published on 8 January 2015 Read

Egypt

Call for Al-Jazeera journalists to be acquitted at retrial

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed now face a new judicial ordeal after a year marked by a climate of extreme hostility towards (...)

Published on 1 January 2015 Read

Egypt

RWB calls for release of Al-Jazeera journalists

The first anniversary of their arrest will be on 29 December. In June they were given sentences ranging from seven to ten years in prison on (...)

Published on 26 December 2014 Read

Iran

Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2014

26.12.2014 - Newspaper suspended, one of its journalists arrested Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the judicial system’s (...)

Published on 26 December 2014 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Rebels kidnap two Syrian Kurdish journalists in northeastern Syria

Rudaw, a TV station based in Iraqi Kurdistan, said Islamic State fighters kidnapped them on the road between Qameshli and Til Kocher, in the (...)

Published on 17 December 2014 Read

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