Posts Tagged “journalist”

Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions

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Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions

Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions New York, October 30, 2017– CPJ today condemned attacks against the Kurdish media in Iraq and called on all parties to refrain from targeting the press as political and military tensions escalate over a Kurdish independence bid. In recent days, attackers stabbed to death a journalist,…

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Israel arrests Palestinian journalist in West Bank

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Israel arrests Palestinian journalist in West Bank

Israeli security forces arrest Palestinian journalist in West Bank Israeli security forces should immediately release Palestinian journalist Abdul Rahman Awad, a correspondent in Ramallah for the Hamas-affiliated Palestinian news agency Safa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Israeli forces yesterday morning arrested Awad at his home in the village of Budrus, 19 miles (31…

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Sudanese journalist fined over column criticizing police

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Sudanese journalist fined over column criticizing police

Sudanese journalist fined over column criticizing police New York, August 22, 2017—Sudanese authorities yesterday fined Suheir Abdelrahim, a columnist for the daily Al-Tayyar, for a column criticizing the police, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the sentence and called on authorities not to contest the journalist’s appeal. At an earlier hearing,…

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Health of journalist Hisham Gaafar deteriorates in jail

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Health of journalist Hisham Gaafar deteriorates in jail

Health of journalist Hisham Gaafar deteriorates in jail Held 21 Months Without Trial Despite Serious Illness Egyptian authorities should immediately provide appropriate health care to the imprisoned journalist Hisham Gaafar, whose health, including his eyesight, is deteriorating in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. If prison authorities are unable to provide him necessary health care, they…

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Hunger striker al-Qiq held without trial, justice

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Hunger striker al-Qiq held without trial, justice

Palestinian journalist imprisoned without trial or justice by Israel continues hunger strike to expose Israel’s civil rights abuses, violence and oppression. Muhammed al-Qiq symbolizes the enduring struggle against Israel’s brutality By Bettejo Indelicato A Palestinian prisoner on hunger striker becomes more than the individual their tortured body encompasses. The hunger striker, in this case Muhammad al-Qiq (Mohammed…

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Pro-ISIL Jordanian activist challenges Sotloff family spokesman to debate

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Pro-ISIL Jordanian activist challenges Sotloff family spokesman to debate

Pro-ISIL Jordanian activist challenges Sotloff family spokesman to debate By Ali Younes In a statement sent to the Arab Daily News last Thursday, well-known Jordanian activist Mohamad Al Hadid challenged Barak Barfi, the spokesman for the family of murdered American Journalist Steven Sotloff, to a debate. Al Hadid said in his statement that he is ready…

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