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Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2015

24.11.2015 - One-year jail term for journalist Rihaneh Tabtabai Reporters Without Borders condemns a Tehran appeal court’s decision on 17 (...)

Published on 24 November 2015 Read


Convicted on appeal supreme court urged to quash cartoonist’s conviction, jail sentence

Djehiche appealed yesterday to Algeria’s supreme court. Reporters Without Borders calls on the court to overturn his conviction, which has dealt (...)

Published on 20 November 2015 Read


RWB urges court to dismiss charges against five Moroccan journalists

The five journalists and writers – Maati Monjib, Samad Ayach, Maria Moukrim, Rachid Tarik and Hicham El Mansouri – are all reporters or regular (...)

Published on 19 November 2015 Read


Deep concern : Journalists repeatedly targeted by Libyan militias

As they are not dependent on any state entity, Libya’s militias are completely uncontrollable and their weight is all the greater because the (...)

Published on 11 November 2015 Read


Well-known journalist arrested in continuing crackdown on dissent

Hossam Bahgat, a well-known investigative reporter and human rights defender was Following his arrest on 8 November, officials ordered his (...)

Published on 9 November 2015 Read


New wave of arrests of journalists amid “enemy infiltration” claims

Shortly after Revolutionary Guard plainclothesmen arrested four journalists at their homes and took them to an unknown location on 2 November, (...)

Published on 4 November 2015 Read


Bassel Khartabil Transferred to Undisclosed Location on October 3

Military Intelligence detained Bassel Khartabil on March 15, 2012. On October 3, 2015, Khartabil managed to inform his family that security (...)

Published on 4 November 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

Saudi king urged to pardon Sakharov Prize laureate

The father of three children, Badawi has been held for more than three years for creating an online discussion forum. A Saudi court imposed the (...)

Published on 29 October 2015 Read

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