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Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: United Arab Emirates

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2006
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: United Arab Emirates, February 2006, available at: [accessed 18 October 2017]
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In June, Bassma al-Jandaly, a reporter with the English-language daily Gulf News,was detained briefly and harassed at the Dubai airport. Al-Jandaly was told that she was wanted in the neighboring emirate of Sharjah, where police claimed that an article she had written in February had interfered with an investigation. The article concerned a Sharjah woman who was wounded by a knife-wielding man who had apparently attacked other women. Al-Jandaly was released from airport custody after a few hours.

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