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Comments by CPJ came after Israel levelled a residential tower housing news agency offices, including those of Associated Press and Al Jazeera.

Journalists in Yemen remain among the world's most endangered.

Algeria whistle-blower jailed for a year

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Algeria whistle-blower jailed for a year

Algerian journalist and whistle-blower Noureddine Tounsi was sentenced to a year in prison after being detained since September.

Turkey sentences journalists to prison over Libya reporting

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Turkey sentences journalists to prison over Libya reporting

The two reporters were charged with revealing state secrets.

Anger brews over prison death of Bangladesh writer

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Anger brews over prison death of Bangladesh writer

Hundreds of people in Bangladesh took part Saturday in a second day of demonstrations sparked by the death of a writer at a high security ...

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Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they recoil against growing authoritarianism, writes Judit Neurink.

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Syria TV journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in Al-Bab

Baha Al-Halabi, a reporter for Syria TV, was reportedly shot in an assassination attempt in Al-Bab.

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The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

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Rights monitor accuses Iraqi-Kurdish authorities of violating human rights

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor has condemned Iraqi-Kurdish authorities after a violent crackdown on protesters.

Iraq death toll rises amid crackdown on protests

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Iraq death toll rises amid crackdown on protests

Security forces in Iraq's northern Kurdish region fired live rounds at protesters, amid days of ongoing demonstrations against late salary ...

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'One dead' in Iraq protests, police shut TV station

Demonstrations against the Kurdish regional government (KRG) and the region's main parties have broken out in recent days over months of public ...

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

Iraqi Kurds urged to free journalists, activists

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Iraqi Kurds urged to free journalists, activists

Human rights campaigners are calling for a prominent journalist and activist to be released by authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Egypt releases jailed journalist following outcry

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Egypt releases jailed journalist following outcry

Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the release of a journalist days after she was arrested for covering anti-Sisi protests, after an outcry ...

Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

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Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

Journalist Bahroz Jaafer has been detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities after Iraqi President Barham Saleh accused him of 'criminal defamation' ...

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Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the release of two jailed journalists, including one with Covid-19, after the deaths of four Egyptian inmates in three days.

Hanan Zaffar and Aamir Aijaz

How Facebook stifles local media to protect India's BJP

Independent media outlets say Facebook is restricting content criticising the Hindu nationalist BJP, while failing to curtail hate speech by the ...

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HRW slams Jordan arrest of cartoonist over UAE drawing

Human Rights Watch slammed Jordan for the arrest of cartoonist Emad Hajjaj.

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Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

Saleh Al-Shehi, who was detained for his criticism of the Saudi state, was released from prison in May but died shortly after.

Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

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Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir, who had been imprisoned on false news charges, has died of Covid-19.

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Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

The journalists were detained after reporting on the death of a Turkish intelligence officer in Libya.

Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

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Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

Egypt has already been named the third worst jailer of journalists, after China and Turkey, by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

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Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

The news agency is in hot water after an article criticising Tehran's intelligence operations in Europe.

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Jo Schietti

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone challenging the ...

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