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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
08/09/2014
MENA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
Following the deaths of 17 journalists in Gaza, including a DCMF colleague, the centre hosted an event to show solidarity with Gazan media workers
04/09/2014
MENA, QATAR
So far 17 journalists have been killed in Gaza in more than a month-long offensive which has cost the lives of thousands of Palestinian civilians.
21/08/2014
MENA, SYRIA
DCMF is calling on international organisations to take a strong stance against such acts of aggression targeting journalists, and to defend human rights and media freedom
14/08/2014
MENA, QATAR
DCMF urges the United Nations to take action and put an end to targeting of journalists and media outlets in Gaza and West Bank
12/08/2014
MENA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
So far 17 journalists have been killed and 12 media offices have been targeted in the month-long offensive against Gaza.
05/08/2014
MENA, QATAR
DCMF reiterates its commitment to document the violations committed against journalists and media workers in Gaza.
24/07/2014
MENA, QATAR
DCMF is urging the Israeli authorities to stop attacking journalists deliberately as it violates basic human rights principles.
26/06/2014
MENA, SYRIA
Syrian journalists in Turkey participated in the five-day training workshop on journalists’ safety.
25/06/2014
MENA, QATAR
DCMF strongly opposes the sentences handed down to Al Jazeera journalists and repeats calls for their immediate release

Headlines

14/10/2014
MENA, IRAQ
There is confusion as to whether a third journalist has been executed or is still alive following contradictory reports from media in Iraq.
29/09/2014
MENA, LEBANON
Army supporters stormed the Al Jazeera office in Beirut after a journalist tweeted pictures they deemed offensive towards the military
28/09/2014
Europe, SWITZERLAND
The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution calling on governments to bring those responsible for targeting journalists to justice
28/09/2014
Americas, UNITED STATES
President Obama reportedly raised concerns over the detention of 3 Al Jazeera journalists and other human rights issues in Egypt during first meeting with Al-Sisi
25/09/2014
Asia-Pacific, INDONESIA
Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat will learn whether they face charges in the next week according to their lawyer
24/09/2014
Africa, SOMALIA
Michael Scott Moore has returned to Germany after being kidnapped in January 2012 while researching a book on piracy
24/09/2014
MENA, LIBYA
Journalist and human rights activist was killed with fellow activist as car struck by hail of bullets following death threats
21/09/2014
MENA, SYRIA
British photojournalist, John Cantlie, kidnapped for the second time in November 2012, has appeared in a video promising to reveal the truth about IS
21/09/2014
MENA, IRAQ
Social media platforms have been identified as a tool for spreading propaganda for extremist groups, offering a new challenge to online media networks
17/09/2014
MENA, QATAR
AJ+ will provide interactive news content for viewers who tend to avoid traditional media and prefer to use smartphones to receive their news

Features

19/10/2014
MENA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
Bokar decided that he wanted to photograph the suffering of people in Gaza to share the truth of events on the ground with the outside world
14/10/2014
Africa, ERITREA
With independent media currently outlawed and journalists languishing behind bars for years, the struggle for media freedom in Eritrea remains as challenging as ever
13/10/2014
MENA, SYRIA
The Islamic State group's actions have rendered coverage of events in the conflict areas of Iraq and Syria almost impossible according to reporters
23/09/2014
MENA, YEMEN
Rebels in Yemen have targeted two television stations in the past week as violence continues to rage
22/09/2014
MENA, BAHRAIN
Bahraini authorities have been accused of cracking down on the media by handing down lengthy prison sentences and silencing journalists
18/09/2014
MENA, MOROCCO
NGOs have called for court proceedings against Ali Anouzla, who is charged with inciting and spreading terrorism, to be dropped immediately
16/09/2014
MENA, QATAR
A new cybercrime law, containing some 54 articles, has been ratified by the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
09/09/2014
MENA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
Security issues remain paramount for freelancers covering stories in Gaza, who are finding new ways to address challenges and lack of resources
31/08/2014
MENA, QATAR
As part of DCMF's mission to promote MIL education in the Arab world, the centre is hosting educators from across the region for a train the trainers workshop
26/08/2014
MENA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
The death of Abdullah Mortaja takes the number of Palestinian journalists killed during the recent Israeli offensive in Gaza to 17

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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