Reporters Without Borders

Middle East/North Africa

Security Council asked to refer crimes against journalists in Syria and Iraq to ICC

RSF made this request in a letter on 16 April to the office of Lithuania’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, who will (...)

Published on 27 April 2015 Read


Journalists and media threatened on all sides

Parker was threatened on Facebook and on Al-Ahd TV ¬– a TV station owned by Asaib Ahl al-Haq, an armed group backed by Iran – in connection with a 3 (...)

Published on 18 April 2015 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

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

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


Confusion about Iraqi journalist’s reported death in Mosul

The reports of Mohanad Al-Aqidi’s death spread very rapidly in Iraq on 13 October. Several sources in Baghdad and Mosul confirmed his death to (...)

Published on 16 October 2014 Read


Islamic State publicly executes Iraqi cameraman in Samarra

Reporters Without Borders condemns TV cameraman and photographer Raad Mohamed Al-Azaoui’s execution by Islamic State on 10 October in Samarra (55 (...)

Published on 12 October 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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