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APN - Arab Press Network

The Arab Press Network (APN) is a digital network that supports a strong independent press in the Arab world by sharing, distributing and exchanging information between newspaper publishers, editors, journalists and human rights advocates. Published in Arabic, English and French, the APN posts stories and highlights freedom of expression news relevant to the Arab world and the wider international community.

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  • 2014-04-15 16:49
    “The Palestinian media portray stereotypes of women as sisters, daughters and wives of a male hero, or we are the victims who cry and weep after the death of a beloved one or over a demolished house.” To challenge such stereotypes, Wafa’ Abdel Rahman decided to launch NAWA, a women’s news agency in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Read more ...
  • 2014-04-07 11:11
    Inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, the people of Bahrain took to the streets on 14 February, 2011 demanding change. More than a year after protests began on Pearl Roundabout, the epicentre of the Bahraini revolution, many argue that little has changed for the better. For the press, this sentiment is echoed most acutely. Read more ...
  • 2014-03-05 14:30
    Read WAN-IFRA's protest to the Egyptian authorities calling for the immediate release of imprisoned journalists. Read more ...
  • 2014-02-14 16:17
    The elegant Greek Club in the heart of downtown Cairo has hosted many joyful society events over the years, but the 30 or so editors and leading journalists who gathered there on Monday for the inaugural meeting of the Egyptian Editors Association were not in a cheerful mood. Read more ...
  • 2013-12-19 13:12
    Could you benefit from expert advice on a new digital offering for your media company? Are you interested in creating an investigative news desk or reorganizing your newsroom? Do you want to build a solid long-term business plan? Read more ...
  • 2013-11-25 14:27
    Despite the popular uprisings and their promise of more freedom, the Arab world is not getting the independent media information it needs and deserves, media professionals from across the region said at the annual Arab Free Press Forum in Tunisia on Monday (25 November). Read more ...
  • 2013-11-24 12:15
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  • 2013-07-04 15:15
    On Tuesday 2 July the Jordanian government announced it had blocked 254 news websites that had failed to obtain a government license. This move follows a controversial change to the Press and Publication Law in 2012 dictating that online news sites must register with the government, a policy that independent watchdog organisations fear will “risk curbing their independent reporting and analysis.” Among the blocked sites are those for Al-Jazeera, Time Out magazine and AmmanNet. Read more ...
  • 2012-12-10 11:35
    Renowned Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat, whose satirical drawings targeting corruption and lampooning dictators have been published worldwide, has been awarded the 2012 Gebran Tueni Award, the annual prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) that honours an outstanding individual from the news media in the Arab region. Read more ...

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