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Press Releases

15/02/2015
MENA, QATAR
The centre's executive committee has been restructured with a new acting director general having been appointed
01/02/2015
MENA, SYRIA
The latest video from the ISIL extremist group shows Japanese journalist Kenji Goto being beheaded by his captors
25/01/2015
MENA, QATAR
DCMF calls on media organisations to maintain objectivity and professionalism in their work and avoid publishing provocative material
07/01/2015
Europe, FRANCE
Three gunmen attacked the premises of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, leaving 12 dead, including eight journalists, according to reports
09/12/2014
MENA, YEMEN
Luke Somers, 33, was killed during rescue operation by US and Yemeni forces in the southern Shabwa province.
20/11/2014
MENA, QATAR
DCMF will present a working paper on developing a model for a MIL education in the Arab world at an upcoming conference in Cairo
09/11/2014
Europe, FRANCE
DCMF joined 22 other press freedom and media development organisations to reaffirm their commitment to implementing the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity
05/11/2014
MENA, QATAR
Based upon deliberations during the "Towards Ending Impunity" forum in Doha, DCMF has developed an action plan for tackling the deadly issue of impunity
26/10/2014
MENA, QATAR
Ahead of International Day to End Impunity, DCMF repeats calls for action to promote justice and for immediate release of Al Jazeera journalists
17/09/2014
MENA, QATAR
DCMF will engage all stakeholders to discuss the new legislation and enhance understanding to prevent users from breaking the law

Headlines

26/02/2015
Europe, FRANCE
Al Jazeera has confirmed reports that three of its journalists have been arrested in France
25/02/2015
MENA, TUNISIA
Popular blogger Yassine Ayari is facing a one-year prison sentence for criticizing army officials of financial abuse.
25/02/2015
MENA, QATAR
DCMF released a series of recommendations to authorities regarding the new cybercrimes law.
24/02/2015
S and C Asia, PAKISTAN
Maria Golovnina worked in London, Singapore, Moscow, Afghanistan and Iraq before taking up her post as a bureau chief in Pakistan
24/02/2015
MENA, EGYPT
DCMF once again calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the Al Jazeera journalists, as well as other jailed media workers in Egypt.
23/02/2015
MENA, SYRIA
Abductions of journalists have become rampant in Syria and the current number of missing journalists remains unknown
23/02/2015
MENA, QATAR
DCMF will bring together different stakeholders to discuss the new cybercrime law and its impact on Qatari society
19/02/2015
Europe, UNITED KINGDOM
Peter Oborne has publicly accused his former employer the Daily Telegraph of suppressing the coverage of the HSBC tax leaks.
17/02/2015
Africa, SUDAN
Confiscation of newspapers is a common practice in Sudan in order to censor the media and weaken it economically.
16/02/2015
MENA, MOROCCO
Moroccan authorities seized the equipment of two French journalists and deported them for not having filming permits

Features

18/02/2015
Americas, UNITED STATES
Research conduct by the Tow Center argues media organisations are exacerbating the spread of misinformation and calls for problem to be addressed
16/02/2015
MENA, SYRIA
DCMF spoke to Aygun about his time as an ISIL hostage, the dangers facing journalists in Syria and his recently released book “40 Days in ISIL Captivity.”
08/02/2015
Africa, SUDAN
The polarisied political landscape in South Sudan continues to affect the media and press freedom which remains under threat from the authorities
28/01/2015
MENA, IRAQ
Despite apparent growth in Iraqi Kurdistan, independent media continue to face a number of challenges as they try and carry out their work
26/01/2015
Europe, FRANCE
Arab cartoonists speak out on Charlie Hebdo and its latest edition featuring Prophet Muhammad.
13/01/2015
MENA, LEBANON
Generally considered to have a free and unrestricted press, Lebanon's media have to work within a number of constraints based on political and cultural limits
11/12/2014
MENA, SYRIA
The Media Network says its Arabic correspondent in Syria Mahran Al Deeri was killed while covering battles in the city of Al Sheikh Maskin.
11/12/2014
Americas, MEXICO
A team from DCMF shared the centre's experience of MIL in the Arab world, highlighting MIL education's importance for defending media freedom
07/12/2014
MENA, YEMEN
Luke Somers, who had been detained by al-Qaida fighters, was killed in failed rescue bid ordered by US President Barack Obama.
01/12/2014
MENA, QATAR
DCMF hopes that its new office will bring together media professionals, students and organisations to discuss important issues facing journalists

Multimedia

Wed, 13/02/2013
MENA, QATAR
HRW Middle East researcher discusses media freedom in Qatar, highlighting problems with the draft media law and other issues

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