The Islamic State executed Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, while four other citizen journalists were killed in Syria in January 2015. The Israeli forces attacked Palestinian journalists with teargas and stun grenades in the 1948 Territories, stormed their houses in the West Bank and beat them up in Gaza. In Lebanon, the General Security censorship bureau banned several play scripts and the distribution of two foreign newspapers. In Jordan, the authorities blocked access to a website; both its owner and editor-in-chief were arrested.
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