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Itani called in for ISF questioning over tweet
February 5, 2019
Author: Emily Lewis
Source: The Daily Star
Actor Ziad Itani has been called in for questioning Tuesday [February 5, 2019] at the Internal Security Forces’ Anti-Cybercrime Bureau, a judicial source told The Daily Star Monday.The Beirut Public Prosecution referred Itani to the ISF bureau after a formal complaint was filed by lawyer Ziad Hobeiche, husband of disgraced ISF official Suzanne Hajj Hobeiche, the source said.The complaint was based on comments Itani made on Twitter, which Hobeiche alleged constituted personal attacks against hi

Palestinian security forces arrest journalist Yousef al-Faqeeh
January 24, 2019
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the arrest of Palestinian journalist Yousef al-Faqeeh, a reporter for the London-based Quds Press News Agency, and called on the Palestinian Authority to release him immediately.On January 16, 2019 officers from the Fatah-affiliated Palestinian Preventive Security forces raided the house of Yousef al-Faqeeh in the village of al-Burj, near the southern West Bank city of Dura. Al-Faqeeh is a reporter for the London-based Quds Press News Agency.

Violations of Press and Cultural Freedom in the Levant - December 2018
January 15, 2019
Six Palestinian journalists and photographers were injured in East Gaza after Israeli forces attacked them with teargas and live bullets. Seven were also wounded in the West Bank, four others arrested and five detained in the 1948 Territories. The Palestinian security services arrested three journalists in the West Bank, summoned another one in Gaza and prevented two others from filming.In Syria, the regime’s security forces arrested a journalist and a sculptor, while Tahrir Al-Sham arrested t

Jordanian journalist Nidal Salameh imprisoned over article on private hospital
January 21, 2019
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the imprisonment of Nidal Salameh, a journalist for the website Gerasa News, who was convicted of violating Jordan's Press and Publications Law and the Cybercrime Law.The Court of Appeals in Amman on January 2, 2019 upheld a ruling of the Court of First Instance sentencing Nidal Salameh, a journalist for the website Gerasa News and Jihad Abu Baidar, the editor-in-chief of Gerasa News, to three months in jail, for violating Jordan's Press and P