Reporters Without Borders

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Middle East/North Africa

Convictions in Muscat, cameraman on life support in Sanaa, journalists injured in Libya and arbitrary arrests in Syria

OMAN Reporters Without Borders condemns the five-month jail sentences that a Muscat court passed today on Yousef Al-Haj, a journalist with (...)

Published on 21 September 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Crackdowns on pro-democracy protests continue to affect journalists, Morocco and Tunisia still try to gag information

SYRIA Ahmed Bilal, a producer with Falesteen TV who is known to be a supporter of democratic change, was arrested yesterday in the Damascus (...)

Published on 15 September 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Despotic regimes continue to obstruct coverage of revolutions

SYRIA Reporters Without Borders condemns the beating that Samer Al-Shami, a photographer for the SANA agency, received on 30 August and the (...)

Published on 1 September 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Violence, blocked websites and prosecutions – anti-media offensive continues

Yemen Reporters Without Borders condemns the attempted assassination of deputy information minister Abdu Al-Ganadi. A bomb exploded outside his (...)

Published on 20 August 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Arab Spring and repression continue from Rabat to Manama

While Bahrain and Saudi Arabia use mainly technical means (including satellite jamming and website blocking) to obstruct media freedom, Yemen and (...)

Published on 4 August 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Ali Al-Abdallah freed

Reporters Without Borders notes that the writer and journalist Ali Al-Abdallah was freed yesterday (20 July). 18.07.2011 Opposition journalist (...)

Published on 16 July 2011 Read

Yemen

Authorities block news coverage to get Yemen off international community’s agenda

As in Syria and Bahrain, it is become increasingly difficult for both the national and international media to cover the protests in Yemen and the (...)

Published on 4 July 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Journalist deported, others tried in Bahrain, reporter kidnapped, others hounded in Yemen

BAHRAIN Finian Cunningham, an Irish journalist and writer who has been living in Bahrain for years, was “invited to leave” by the Bahraini (...)

Published on 22 June 2011 Read

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