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Sudan: Seed, tools for conflict-affected people in Darfur

GENEVA: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has provided seed and agricultural tools for almost half a million conflict-affected people in Darfur, in time for the planting season and the first rainfall.

4 Aug 2011 11:58

Tunisia's internet agency agrees to block porn

TUNIS: Tunisia's internet agency said Tuesday (14 June 2011) it would apply a court ruling and block all pornographic websites, raising fresh fears over censorship in the country. The court of appeals upheld a lower court decision and ordered the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) to censor X-rated sites on the basis that they were a danger to young people and were contrary to Muslim values.

17 Jun 2011 07:22

Scars of oppression run deep in Tunisian media

If Tunisians are to play an informed part in the transition phase and beyond, they need a free and independent media and a strong, democratic and open civil society to hold power to account, according to the new draft report from the International Freedom of Expression Exchange - Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG).

17 Jun 2011 07:40

CPJ voices concern as journalists are released

NEW YORK: The release of foreign journalists held in Iran and Libya on 18 May 2011, is a very positive development in a region where the press has been under attack since social upheaval began in Tunisia early this year, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

19 May 2011 10:13

Al-Jazeera says missing journalist held in Iran

Al-Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvez, missing since she arrived in Syria late in April is being held in Tehran, the Doha-based television channel said on Wednesday, 11 May 2011.

13 May 2011 08:40

State TV shows of Kadhafi meeting

Libyan state TV on Wednesday, 11 May 2011, showed footage of strongman Moamer Kadhafi in a meeting, the first time he has appeared on television since an air strike that the regime termed an attempt on his life.

13 May 2011 08:44

French bloggers support Libya's revolution in Misrata

BENGHAZI: A group of French bloggers said they had traveled to the shell-shocked city of Misrata, where a friend nearly lost his life, to support Libya's revolution.

3 May 2011 10:13

Photojournalists Hetherington, Hondros dead in Libya

NEW YORK: Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, acclaimed photojournalists who had worked in conflict zones around the world, were killed in an explosion in the western Libyan city of Misurata yesterday, 20 April 2011. Two other photographers were injured.

21 Apr 2011 07:41

Libyan exodus shrinks remittances

CAIRO: The exodus of migrants streaming out of Libya due to ongoing unrest has highlighted the heavy dependence of some countries on remittances from their citizens working abroad. In several countries this flow has now become choked.

By Simba Russeau 15 Apr 2011 10:42

More journalists held in Libya; blogger jailed in Egypt

NEW YORK: Continuing a weeks-long pattern of seizing journalists covering the Libyan conflict, the government of Muammar Qaddafi is detaining two more television journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Monday, 11 April 2011. And in Egypt, in a serious setback for press freedom under the transitional government, a court has sentenced a blogger to a three-year prison term for "insulting the military."

12 Apr 2011 10:56

Bahrain manipulates daily; attacks in Libya, Iraq, Yemen

NEW YORK: The Bahraini government continued its attempts at muzzling critical media with the Ministry of Information ordering the country's premier independent daily temporarily shut down on Sunday (3 April 2011). The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Bahraini government's strong-arm tactics, which effectively forced a change in a prominent paper's editorial management.

5 Apr 2011 08:48

Southern Sudan agents seize Juba Post copies

NEW YORK: Security agents of the semi-autonomous government of Southern Sudan confiscated 2,500 copies of the independent biweekly newspaper, The Juba Post, on Wednesday (30 March 2011), according to chief editor Michael Koma.

4 Apr 2011 07:16

Google localises search in Iraq and Tunisia

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Thursday (31 March 2011) began providing searches and results localised for internet users in Iraq and Tunisia.

1 Apr 2011 11:39

In Libya, Al-Jazeera journalist killed and another wounded

NEW YORK: Unidentified gunmen killed an Al-Jazeera cameraman and wounded his colleague near the eastern rebel-held city of Benghazi in an ambush on Saturday, 13 March 2011, according to the Qatar-based satellite station. This is the first confirmed death reported in the Libyan conflict, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

14 Mar 2011 11:31

Libya keeps journalists from protests; Iraqi forces beat five

NEW YORK: On Friday, 4 March 2011, in Libya, authorities prevented foreign journalists invited to report in the country from covering the crackdown on protesters in the capital, according to news reports. In southern Iraq, anti-riot police attacked at least five local journalists covering protests in Basra, according to news reports.

7 Mar 2011 08:09

Journalists detained and broadcasts jammed in Libya

NEW YORK: Security forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi continue to detain journalists and jam broadcast frequencies, the Committee to Protect Journalists said yesterday, 1 March 2011.

2 Mar 2011 10:36

Journalists missing in Libya; one killed in Iraq bombing

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists remains alarmed by the Libyan government's ongoing, threatening rhetoric against the press, as well as the continued violence against journalists - a number of whom have not been heard from since demonstrations began on 17 February 2011.

25 Feb 2011 08:14

Reporter missing in Libya; attacks continue in Yemen, Iraq

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed its alarm over the ongoing deterioration of conditions for the media in the Middle East, including the disappearance of Atef al-Atrash, a critical Libyan journalist, since anti-Qaddafi demonstrations began on 17 February 2011.

23 Feb 2011 07:09

Journalists targeted in Bahrain, Yemen, and Libya

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities Friday, 18 February 2011, in Bahrain, Yemen and Libya to cease their attempts to prevent media from reporting on anti-government demonstrations. Bahraini authorities used live ammunition - including fire from a helicopter - against peaceful protesters and journalists, according to news reports.

21 Feb 2011 11:11

Rebuilding independent press in Tunisia

A delegation of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG) travelled to Tunis in early February 2011 to assess what is needed to rebuild the independent press in Tunisia and ensure freedom of the press and freedom of expression are successfully established.

18 Feb 2011 08:45

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