Militias attack two Libyan TV stations

Two prominent Libyan television stations were attacked by Islamist militias Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, leaving several journalists kidnapped and the newsrooms ransacked. On Aug. 24, Al-Assema TV’s offices in...

Bahrain court rejects photographer’s appeal

An appellate court in Bahrain upheld a 10-year sentence for an award-winning photojournalist Aug. 30. Ahmed Humaidan was convicted in 2012 after he admitted to attacking a police station. Humaidan later...

U.S. journalist executed by Islamist radical group

The video that emerged on the Internet Aug. 19 was titled: “A Message to America (from the Islamic State).” A man on his knees dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit was identified as “James Wright...

Journalists targeted in Israel, Gaza

Journalists reporting in Gaza and Israel are being assaulted and killed as violence escalates in the region. A Palestinian cameraman was killed in the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City on July 20. Khaled...

Israeli troops accused of targeting journalists

Israeli troops have deliberately targeted journalists during the escalating conflict between Hamas and Israel, a press freedom group said. Journalists from all sides have increasingly found themselves...

Iranian judge denies bail for reformist journalist

An Iranian journalist held since May has exceeded the legal limit for his “temporary detention” according to his lawyer. Serajeddin Mirdamadi’s lawyer, Giti Pourfazel, told the International Campaign for...

Egyptian court convicts Al-Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court sentenced an Al-Jazeera journalist to 10 years in prison and another two journalists for the network to seven years for false news reporting and aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Six...

Jordan charges media staff

Jordanian prosecutors have charged thirteen employees of a television station under a new terrorism law, following a June 9 police raid on the outlet, Agence France-Presse reported. Staff at the Al-Abasiya...

Yemen raids two media outlets owned by ex-president

Yemeni security forces raided a television station and a newspaper owned by the country’s former president amidst unrest following water, electric and utility shortages in the capital Sana’a. Yemen...

Yemen expels one journalist, bars another

By Lexie Cartee Yemen expelled a prominent U.S. foreign correspondent from the country and barred entry to another in recent days, citing immigration issues. On May 5, Adam Baron received a phone call...