Middle East & Arab World

23 June 2017

Media reports said that a roadside explosion in the Iraqi city of Mosul killed Kurdish journalist Bakhtiyar Addad who was working as a fixer for French journalists, Stephan Villeneuve, Véronique Robert and Samuel Forey. ...

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27 October 2016

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has published a safety advisory for reporters covering the battle for Mosul, in northern Iraq. ...

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27 September 2016

56-year-old Nahed Hattar, ajournalist who wrote for the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar , was gunned down on the steps of the court in Amman’s central Abdali district, where he was summoned over anti-Islam cartoon. ...

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29 August 2016

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi last week became the second head of state to sign the Declaration on Media Freedom in the Arab World. ...

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17 June 2016

Fadil al-Garaawi , a photographer who was employed by Iraq's Interior Ministry elite forces and contributed to other news outlets, was killed by a mortar round during fighting in Fallujah in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar. ...

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13 April 2016

Reports say that 36-year-old Mohammed Zaher al-Shurqat, a Syrian journalist who was shot and wounded in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Sunday by a masked gunman, died on 12 April from his wounds. ...

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24 March 2016

The freelance cameraman who contributed to several media outlets in Yemen was killed by a sniper in Taiz, the country’s second most populated city on 21 March, according to the IFJ affiliated Yemeni Journalists' Syndicate (YJS). ...

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24 February 2016

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), in partnership with UNESCO’s Office in Beirut and in collaboration with the Directorate of Higher Education at the Lebanese Education Ministry, ran a regional conference on 15-16 February in Bei ...

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24 February 2016

A Syrian freelance photojournalist was killed on 19 February while covering fighting in Damascus suburb of Daraya, according to media reports quoting the Anadolu Agency, one of the news outlets he contributed to. ...

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28 January 2016

Al Jazeera channel’s Arabic correspondent Hamdi Al-Bokari and his crew, journalist Abdulaziz Al-Sabri and driver Moneer Al-Sabai, have been released this morning, the Qatari cable news network said today. ...

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