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Press Releases

26/04/2015
MENA, QATAR
Doha Centre for Media Freedom will be attending events in Latvia to celebrate World Press Freedom Day
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

Headlines

23/04/2015
MENA, LIBYA
Muftah Al-Qatrani was found dead in his office on Wednesday
22/04/2015
S and C Asia, INDIA
Indian officials have banned Al Jazeera for five days over broadcasting "wrong maps" of Kashmir
22/04/2015
Americas, UNITED STATES
The Pulitzer prizes, which were first awarded in 1917, honour work published by US news organisations, or of American authors and composers.
21/04/2015
MENA, IRAN
Jason Rezaian has been held in detention for around 260 days in Iran's capital Tehran
21/04/2015
S and C Asia, PAKISTAN
Pakistani digital activists are concerned that the new cybercrime bill will allow the government to censor content indiscriminately
20/04/2015
MENA, SUDAN
Confiscation of newspapers is a common practice in Sudan in order to censor the media and weaken it economically.
20/04/2015
Asia-Pacific, MALAYSIA
Malaysian government has filed nine sedition charges against prominent political cartoonist Zunar
10/04/2015
MENA, YEMEN
A Norwegian freelance journalist has been detained for two weeks according to reports, representing the latest violation of media freedom in Yemen
02/04/2015
S and C Asia, BANGLADESH
In less than two months, another blogger has been hacked to death by Islamists
01/04/2015
Asia-Pacific, MALAYSIA
Several Malaysian journalists were arrested this week on sedition charges but were released later.

Features

25/04/2015
Africa, ETHIOPIA
Despite the economic development the country has experienced in recent years, freedom of expression and media freedom in continue to be highly restricted in Ethiopia
19/04/2015
MENA, TUNISIA
Yassine Ayari was prosecuted for accusing officers and Defence Ministry officials of financial abuse.
19/04/2015
Europe, NORWAY
Raymond Lidal, 28, was accused of spying and of illegally working as a journalist after entering the country on a tourist visa.
19/04/2015
Europe, NETHERLANDS
Karma Khayat and her TV station are accused of revealing details about key protected witnesses.
16/04/2015
Americas, UNITED STATES
With journalists facing extreme danger in many parts of the world, a number of organisations are offering safety training to enable them to work more securely
15/04/2015
MENA, IRAN
Rezaian, who is a dual US-Iranian citizen, is reportedly accused of espionage and acting against national security.
14/04/2015
Europe, FRANCE
The bill gives law enforcement and intelligence agencies access to live phone and cellular data for anyone suspected of being connected to terrorism.
14/04/2015
MENA, SYRIA
Journalist and human rights defender Mazen Darwish and two of his colleagues are accused of promoting terrorist acts.
13/04/2015
Europe, BELGIUM
There is no immediate indication the attack is linked to a massive cyber attack against French station TV5Monde on Wednesday which Paris said was likely a "terrorist act."
12/04/2015
MENA, IRAQ
Ned Parker was threatened on Facebook and denounced by a Shi'ite news channel in reaction to a Reuters report on looting in Tikrit.

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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