Palestine

How Israel prevented journalists from covering al-Aqsa

Reporters covering the al-Aqsa protests say they have faced increasing assaults by Israeli police forces.

How Israel prevented journalists from covering al-Aqsa

Media

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'

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

Media

'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

India

Is free speech under threat in Modi's India?

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

Opinion

Qatar: Finding opportunities for reform in crisis

Qatar today faces a crisis, but it is also an opportunity to become a regional leader on human rights.

Kenneth Roth

by Kenneth Roth

Kenneth Roth

Press Freedom

'Business as usual' at Al Jazeera despite Gulf Crisis

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

Al Jazeera: 'Business as normal' despite Gulf Crisis

Middle East

UAE minister says demand to shut Al Jazeera dropped

A UAE minister says Emirates sought 'fundamental change and restructuring' and not shutting down Al Jazeera.

UAE minister says demand to shut Al Jazeera dropped

Middle East

Rights group condemns Gulf crackdown on activists

Human Rights Watch raises alarm over 'Orwellian' reality in the Gulf as critics are arrested in the first half of 2017.

HRW condemns crackdown on rights activists in Gulf

Opinion

It's time for G20 leaders to embrace civil society

The upcoming G20 summit should be viewed as an opportunity to improve the basic conditions for civil society to thrive.

Cathal Gilbert

by Cathal Gilbert

Cathal Gilbert

Opinion

The danger of a single media voice

By attacking Al Jazeera and media diversity, the rulers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt seek to retain power.

Stanley L Cohen

by Stanley L Cohen

Stanley L Cohen

Media

Al Jazeera demands press freedom

Any call for closing down or obstructing access to our channels is an attempt to silence freedom of expression.

Middle East

UN: Demand to shut Al Jazeera an 'unacceptable attack'

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says Saudi-led campaign to close the network is 'extraordinary, unprecedented'.

UN's Zeid: Call to shut Al Jazeera unacceptable attack

Press Freedom

CPJ: Saudi-led bloc shows contempt for media freedom

Committee to Protect Journalists urges Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to drop demand to shut Qatar-funded media.

CPJ calls on Saudi-led bloc to drop Qatar media demands

Middle East

'Outrageous' demand to shut Al Jazeera widely condemned

Rights groups and journalists raise concerns over suppression of press freedom as Gulf states issue demands to Qatar.