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Three Omani journalists jailed, newspaper shuttered

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned an Oman court’s decision giving three journalists prison time for reporting on alleged corruption within the country’s judiciary and ordering independent newspaper Azamn permanently closed. A court handed Azamn Editor-in-Chief Ibrahim al-Mamari and Deputy Editor Youssef al-Haj three-year prison sentences and fined them each 3,000 rials (approx. €6,900). The third […]

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IPI BLOG: Oman case brings reflection on covering discrimination against gays

A young newspaper reporter in a small American town got a tip from a police source that officers were about to raid an abandoned rail passenger wagon known for being an underground hangout for small-time drug users and gay men. Photos of several men being arrested and booty from the raid – including marijuana cigarettes […]

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June attacks on journalists in MENA region

The International Press Institute (IPI) is concerned about the safety of journalists in the Middle East and North Africa following a number of press freedom violations that have been reported since the beginning of the month. Recent attacks on journalists in Lebanon, Iraq and Oman, and new laws on the table in Iraq, Egypt and […]

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Oman journalists appeal verdict in insult case

Reporter Yusuf Al Haj and Editor Ibrahim Al Mammari of the Muscat-based tabloid Azzaman are appealing to a higher court, after being sentenced yesterday to five months in prison for insulting the Oman Justice Minister, Mohamed al-Hanai, reports said. The sentences as well as an order to close the newspaper have been suspended pending appeal, […]

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