Reporters Without Borders

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

Middle East/North Africa

Attack on AFP’s Amman bureau, media counter-offensive by Syrian regime

JORDAN Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns an attack on the Agence France-Presse bureau in Amman on 15 June by a dozen men armed with (...)

Published on 18 June 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Crackdown continues in Bahrain, bloggers go on trial in Emirates

BAHRAIN Regime officials have reportedly taken over the Facebook and Twitter pages of Rasad News, a major source of news about human rights (...)

Published on 16 June 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Attacks on journalists and media in Iraq and Yemen, two bloggers freed in Saudi Arabia

IRAQ Reporters Without Borders condemns the recent attacks on journalists by the Iraqi security forces. The authorities are resorting to every (...)

Published on 1 June 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Amid international indifference, targeted repression continues in Bahrain and Yemen

BAHRAIN In the past few days, the authorities have arrested more photographers and photo-journalists who had been covering the pro-democracy (...)

Published on 24 May 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Governments still cracking down hard on media covering pro-democracy demonstrations

SYRIA The crackdown by the Syrian authorities on media trying to cover the anti-government protests continues to escalate. Arrests, threats (...)

Published on 10 May 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

From Tripoli to Manama, no let-up in abuses against news media

SYRIA Anyone who dares to speak out continues to be exposed to arbitrary arrest. One of the latest victims is Omar Koush, a writer and (...)

Published on 2 May 2011 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Seizures of newspapers, smear campaigns against journalists in Yemen, arrests in Bahrain

YEMEN Security forces surrounded the home of Akhbar Al-Youm reporter Mohammed Al-Louzi for three hours on 25 April because of his coverage of (...)

Published on 27 April 2011 Read

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