Wave of arrests
in Iraqi Kurdistan
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a wave of press freedom violations in northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region, where at least 10 journalists have been arrested while covering peaceful protests during the past week, one has been placed in pre-trial detention and a regional TV channel, NRT TV, has again been banned. Detained journalists must be freed at once, RSF said.READ MORE ...
CPJ condemns Iran’s
execution of journalist
New York, December 12, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned in the strongest possible terms the execution of Iranian journalist Roohollah Zam, editor of the Amad News Telegram channel. Iranian authorities executed Zam today by hanging, according to The Associated Press and Reuters, both citing government-affiliated news sources.READ MORE
Syrian journalist Hussein
Khattab shot and killed
while reporting in Aleppo
New York, December 14, 2020 – Authorities in the northwestern Syrian city of Al-Bab should conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Hussein Khattab, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.READ MORE
Al-Hathloul was convicted for incitement to change the ruling system, serve foreign agendas, use the Internet to harm national security, and cooperate with entities based on anti-terrorism crimes law.