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Project Exile: Sniper threat forced Times' reporter to flee Iran
By  • 21 January 2016
"He said to me that it was dangerous outside because he knew that a photo had been given to snipers to shoot me." Nazila Fathi's trip to Canada had been planned as a family vacation…
Sentence upheld for Azerbaijan journalist
By  • 1 December 2015
An appeals court in Azerbaijan has upheld a seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence for a prominent journalist who had reported on the business interests of President Ilam Aliyev's family. The Baku Court of Appeal rejected Khadija Ismayilova’s…
Jordan releases TV anchor arrested for Facebook posts
By  • 10 November 2015
A Jordanian TV anchor arrested over a Facebook post has been released from jail after a week behind bars. Tareq Abu al-Ragheb, who works for Al-Haqiqah International, a privately-owned satellite channel, was arrested Nov. 3 and detained…
Two Syrian journalists found beheaded in Turkey
By  • 2 November 2015
Two Syrian journalists and activists have been found beheaded in an apartment in the city of Sanliurfa in southeastern Turkey. No one has claimed responsibility. The collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) tweeted one of their members was "slaughtered"…
Turkey's tense poll
By  • 29 October 2015
Fighting with the Kurds and ISIS terror are just the beginning of Turkey's problems Whatever government is formed after Turkey’s Nov. 1 parliamentary election, it will confront a country in the midst of a political,…
Opposition outlets shuttered in Iraqi Kurdistan
By  • 20 October 2015
Media outlets in cities across Iraqi Kurdistan have been raided in an effort to crack down on anti-government reporting amidst a political crisis in the region. Three of the offices of opposition channel KNN TV channel were raided…
Post reporter Rezaian guilty after secret trial in Iran
By  • 14 October 2015
An Iranian court meeting in secret has found Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian guilty following an espionage trial this summer that was widely criticized by press groups for its opacity and lack of evidence. State…
Intimidation still norm for Iran correspondents
By , • 8 October 2015
Despite halting progress for foreigners, outlook for local journalists is still grim Iran has made international headlines in recent months for high-stakes nuclear talks with the U.S. and its support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. What…
Turkey again detains Dutch journalist covering Kurds
By  • 8 September 2015
A Dutch freelance journalist known for covering Kurdish issues has been detained by Turkish for the second time in a year. Frederike Geerdink, a freelance journalist who runs the blog Kurdish Matters, tweeted Sept. 6…
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