Reporters Without Borders

Middle East/North Africa

Timeline of violations against freedom of information in Iraq and Syria

19.12.2014 - Premier drops previous administration’s cases against media Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced yesterday that judicial (...)

Published on 28 November 2014 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Islamic State holding at least 20 media workers hostage in Mosul

Islamic State is now holding at least 20 journalists in Mosul (in northern Iraq), the largest city it controls. According to the Journalistic (...)

Published on 21 November 2014 Read

Syria

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

Syria

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

Middle East/North Africa

Areas controlled by Islamic State are news “black holes”

What with news media being closed, censored or self-censored and journalists being threatened, hunted down, arrested and sometimes murdered, the (...)

Published on 23 October 2014 Read

Syria

Release Khalil Ma’touq Immediately, Unconditionally

The Syrian government should immediately and unconditionally free the prominent human rights lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his colleague Mohamed Zaza, (...)

Published on 2 October 2014 Read

Syria

British journalist held by ISIS is forced to make statement in video

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by today’s release by Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (also known as Islamic State and ISIS) of a video in (...)

Published on 18 September 2014 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Muslim leaders call for condemnation of Islamic State’s violence against journalists

Arabic version Farsi version Following the release of videos on 19 August and 2 September showing the murders of US journalists James Foley (...)

Published on 11 September 2014 Read

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