journalists

ISIS Threatens Western Journalists as First Targets

By | 2014-07-12T17:37:08+00:00 July 12th, 2014|News|

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which has in recent days expanded its hold after capturing large portions of Iraq last month, and last Sunday declared itself an Islamic "caliphate," has threatened foreign journalists with death if they dare write against the Islamist group.   The message was written on a Twitter account

Egypt journalists call for strike to demand guarantees of press freedom

By | 2012-11-26T02:34:56+00:00 November 26th, 2012|News|

Egyptian journalists called on Sunday for a general strike to protest guarantees of press freedom in a draft constitution, amid a political crisis sparked by decree by President Mohamed Mursi granting himself sweeping powers.   They called for the strike during an emergency meeting of the Journalists Syndicate but have yet to set a date,

Saudi Grand Mufti: Cooperating with Foreign Media ‘Major Crime’

By | 2012-11-12T12:55:36+00:00 November 12th, 2012|Islam|

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti issued a religious edict prohibiting Arabs from contacting or cooperating with foreign media outlets seeking to “spread chaos and strife in Muslim lands”, Al-Arabiya reported.    Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh told worshipers during a Friday sermon held in a mosque in the capital Riyadh that people should not contact foreign media