Shafik Mandhai

Press Freedom

Al Jazeera: 'Business as normal' despite Gulf Crisis

Acting managing director of Al Jazeera English says journalists will continue their work amid demands to close channel.

United Kingdom

Palestine Expo starts in UK despite attempts to cancel

Exhibition of Palestinian culture and history opens in London despite calls for it to be stopped by pro-Israel groups.


Survivors call for action to stop UAE torture

Rights groups say torture is carried out with impunity and political dissidents are singled out for abuse.

United Kingdom

Thousands join anti-government protests in UK

Protesters vent anger at PM Theresa May over housing policy in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster that killed at least 80.


Saudi TV mocked for claim Harrods spies on customers

State news repeats claim made in tabloid Okaz that store is keeping details of customers from Saudi, UAE, and Bahrain.

United Kingdom

UK activists demand end to Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales

Rights group and legal experts say arming Riyadh and Abu Dhabi makes the UK complicit in alleged war crimes.

United Kingdom

Finsbury Park: Media demonisation and Islamophobia

Local Muslims say attack is a consequence of long-held anti-Islamic sentiment, particularly among media outlets.


Grenfell fire: Residents demand justice

Pressure grows on local council and PM Theresa May to hold those responsible for perceived safety failings to account.

United Kingdom

Activists fear UK censorship of Palestine Expo event

Palestine cultural event expects to draw 10,000 people in London in July but officials warn it could be cancelled.


Death toll to rise after Grenfell Tower fire

London mayor orders checks on other buildings as firefighters continue to tackle blaze, which has killed at least 12.

United Kingdom

NHS England at a glance

Fifty percent of the UK's electorate says the NHS is the most important factor in deciding who they will vote for.

United Kingdom

UK election: Croydon Central, Labour's must-win seat

Labour lost the 2015 contest by just 165 votes and it needs a win this year to stand any chance of forming a government.