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Round-up - what's in the news

Round-up - what's in the news

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Here, you will find round-ups of the latest news regarding press freedom and freedom of expression in the Arab world. 
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 02/11/2012 In-depth media analysis proving online hit. After proving one of the top go-to places for in-depth analysis of the Arab region, independent e-zine Jadaliyya has now launched its new Media Page aiming to provide a "critical lens from which to explore and analyse the media landscape in and about the Middle East and North Africa".

21/06/2012 Egyptian journalist detained in the Republic of Sudan. Egyptian journalist Salma El-Wardany and Sudanese blogger Maha El-Senoussy were reportedly arrested by The National Sudanese State Security Service (NISS) while covering events in Khartoum.

 

31/05/2012 Death toll mounts in Homs.The Director of Syrian Al-Shaam News Network Amar Mohamed Souheil Zada, and citizen journalists Ahmed Adnan Al Ashlaq and Fahmi Al Naiimi were killed on 27 May in the Khaldiya neighborhood of Homs.

 

23/05/2012 A week in press freedom. The Arab World "celebrated" World Press Freedom Day by cracking down on journalists in Egypt, killing a citizen journalist in Syria, passing a repressive law in Libya, fining a TV station owner in Tunisia and detaining a Human Rights activist in Bahrain.


12/04/2012 Lebanese cameraman killed on Syrian border.Lebanese cameraman Ali Shaaban was killed last Monday while filming in a northern Lebanese town near the Syrian border.


06/04/2012 Bahraini activist and blogger Zainab Al-Khawaja imprisoned. Bahraini activist and blogger Zainab Al-Khawaja was arrested last night while protesting the detention of her father, prominent human rights defender Abdul Hadi Al-Khawaja.

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05/04/2012 Videographer killed in Bahrain.Bahraini videographer and citizen journalist Ahmed Ismail Hassan Al Samadi died earlier this week after being shot while covering a protest in the village of Salmabad, southwest of Manama.

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29/03/2012 Media continue to be targeted in Syria. journalistsNaseem Intriri and Walid Bledi were killed earlier this week during an attack on the Syrian province of Idlib.

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26/03/2012 Kuwaiti editor sentenced to a six-month prison term. Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Dar was charged with violating the Press and Publications Law by "undermining national unity" and "creating sectarian strife" by a Kuwait City court on 12 March, 2012.

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15/03/2012 Online freedoms threatened in Lebanon. While the Internet and social media websites have been credited for playing a major role in uprisings across the Arab world, Lebanon's Minister of Information is currently drafting a law that risks threatening Internet freedoms.

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14/03/2012 Turkish journalists missing in Syria. Gerçek Hayat magazine Middle East correspondent Adem Özköse and cameraman Hamit Coşkun have been missing in Syria for four days.

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09/03/2012 Tunisian publisher fined for publishing provocative photo. Publisher of Tunisian daily Attounissia, Nasreddine Ben Saida fined by a Tunis court for publishing a "provocative" photo.

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02/03/2012 French journalists safely flee Syria.Wounded in the rocket attack that killed two journalists and injured two more last week in the Syrian city of Homs, French journalist Edith Bouvier is now in Lebanon.

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22/02/2012 Two journalists killed in Syria. American journalist Marie Colvin, and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed earlier today in the Syrian city of Homs.

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16/02/2012 Authorities raid offices of Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression. Authorities arrested Mazen Darwich, head of the Syrian Center of Media and Freedom of Expression, along with thirteen other activists.

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09/02/2012 Saudi netizen arrested in Malayisa over controversial Twitter comments 23 year-old Saudi Arabian writer and blogger Hamza Kashgari was arrested in Malaysia after being accused of blasphemy for comments he made regarding the Prophet Mohammed.

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08/02/2012 Ongoing challenges for news reporting in Yemen Almost a year since the beginning of uprisings in Yemen, death threats and attacks on Yemeni journalists and media personnel are ongoing.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2012-02-09 18:03

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