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RSF issues new list of press freedom predators
November 2, 2016
Source: Reporters Without Borders
To mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today publishing a grim portrait gallery of 35 presidents, politicians, religious leaders, militias and criminal organizations that censor, imprison, torture or murder journalists.Most of these press freedom predators have been preying on the media for years, some for decades.To draw attention to the impunity they enjoy, RSF has filled out a hunting permit for each of these predators. It

Lebanese Media Coverage of the Oil and Gas Sector - 2016 Report
October 31, 2016
Since 2013, the SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom at the Samir Kassir Foundation (SKF) has partnered with Middle East Strategic Perspectives (MESP) to conduct a thorough monitoring of the Lebanese media coverage of the oil and gas sector. SKeyes and MESP are also cooperating with journalist Matt Nash and the Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative (LOGI) to verify the accuracy of statements by politicians and prominent economists around the oil and gas sector. All the results of the fact

Extremist groups get away with murders of journalists
October 27, 2016
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists
Some of the highest rates of impunity in the murders of journalists can be attributed to killings by Islamist militant groups, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its latest annual Global Impunity Index, released today.At top of the list—which spotlights countries where journalists are murdered and their killers go free—are Somalia, Iraq, and Syria, where extremist organizations such as the Islamic State group and Al-Shabaab have repeatedly targeted journalists for murder. Afghanis

Facebook ‘deliberately targeting’ Palestinian accounts after meeting with Israeli government, rights groups say
October 27, 2016
Author: Bethan McKernan
Source: The Independent
A new report from a Palestinian rights organisation has found that the number of incidents in which people - including many journalists - have been arrested for social media posts has drastically increased in the last year, leading to worries over an Israeli crackdown on the right to freedom of expression.“Social media sites are… an efficient window to empower journalists and Palestinians in general to express their opinions freely,” Mousa Rimawi, author of the report and Director of the P