The Listening Post

Police vs the press in Uganda

How some controversial laws have made the lives of journalists in Uganda increasingly difficult and reporting risky.


Is 'the only democracy in ME' becoming undemocratic?

The assault on media in Israel is a symptom of a much more serious disease afflicting its democratic institutions.

Gideon Levy

by Gideon Levy

Gideon Levy

The Listening Post

The great firewall update: Clamping down on VPNs

As China and Russia limit the use of VPNs, we examine repercussions for media freedom. Plus, police vs press in Uganda.

Al Jazeera Selects

Journalists on the frontline

From Syria, to Mexico and Sudan, we tell the story of those who risk their lives to cover conflict.


Amnesty: Israel's Al Jazeera ban sends chilling message

Rights group says move to shut network's Jerusalem operation demonstrates Israel's intolerance over criticism.

Amnesty: Israel's ban on Al Jazeera a 'brazen attack'


What steps will Israel take to ban Al Jazeera?

The process to shut down Al Jazeera's offices in Jerusalem is likely to be lengthy, lawyers say.

What steps does Israel have to take to ban Al Jazeera?


What is behind Israel's attempt to ban Al Jazeera?

Does Netanyahu need a smoke screen for his corruption scandal or is there a more sinister reason for banning Al Jazeera?

Mark LeVine

by Mark LeVine

Mark LeVine

The Listening Post

Kenya elections: Media manipulations and misdemeanours

What's behind fake news stories, inaccurate polls and misleading ads in the run-up to Kenya's elections?

Al Jazeera

Israel's 'declaration of war' on press freedom

Rights groups, journalists and observers criticise Israel's decision to shut down Al Jazeera's operation in Jerusalem.

Rights groups, reporters decry Israel ban on Al Jazeera


'Odd and biased': Al Jazeera replies to Israel's threat

Al Jazeera Media Network responds to Israeli officials attempting to shut down operations in Jerusalem.

Al Jazeera statement on Israel's plan to ban network

The Listening Post

Omar Khadr: The case, the compensation and the media

A look at competing narratives surrounding the Omar Khadr case that is dividing Canadians.

The Listening Post

How fake news could shape Kenya's elections

A look at fake news, inaccurate polls and misleading ads in the run-up to Kenya's vote. Plus, Omar Khadr and the media.


Ethiopia lifts emergency law citing improved security

Measure enforced after deadly protests ends with defence minister saying government has dealt with 'troublemakers'.

Ethiopia lifts state of emergency imposed in October

US & Canada

'We will find you': US promises to crack down on leaks

Justice department says it will review how journalists are subpoenaed after a wave of leaks since Trump took office.

Jeff Sessions promises crackdown on leaks in the US


Is free speech under threat in Modi's India?

Activists, journalists, lawyers and academics are concerned that free speech in India is deteriorating.