HRW calls on Pakistan to probe bloggers' 'abduction'

Pakistani government has obligation to locate four missing activists and act to ensure their safety, rights group says.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Egypt extends detention of Al Jazeera journalist

Al Jazeera denies the allegations against Mahmoud Hussein and calls for his immediate release.


New protests erupt in Warsaw as political crisis grows

Poles return to the streets for a second day over plans to limit reporters' access to politicians in parliament.


Thousands protest new media restrictions in Poland

Angry Warsaw residents block parliament as they rally against measures that would limit journalist access.


Journalist arrests in 2016 'at 30-year high'

Mass arrests in various countries have pushed number to 259 so far, says annual census of imprisoned journalists by CPJ.

The Listening Post

Serbia's censorship debate

Is the Serbian government using underhand censorship methods to control the media narrative, or are critics too harsh?


Turkey's PM rejects EU criticism on media freedom

The EU criticised Turkey on press freedom following the arrest of senior staff members of a national daily.


Turkey detains top staff of Cumhuriyet newspaper

At least 12 Cumhuriyet employees affected by decision described by government as arising from probe launched in August.

Middle East

Turkey detains editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily

Detention of Murat Sabuncu comes after closure of several news-media organisations since July's failed coup bid.

Human Rights

Q&A Mary Lawlor: Defending the rights defenders

The founder of Front Line Defenders discusses the state of human rights today and defending those who protect them.


Egypt bans TV interview with corruption critic

Egypt's former chief auditor Hesham Genena went on trial after exposing corruption totalling $75bn in 2012-15.

Human Rights

Al Jazeera journalist Hamza Mohamed freed in Somalia

Mohamed, a British national, was detained on Tuesday afternoon along with a driver, fixer and cameraman.


Pakistan journalist 'barred from leaving country'

Cyril Almeida "informed" he is on Exit Control List, just days after scoop hinting at civilian-military leadership rift.


Jordan killing reflects deeper Arab rule of law gaps

Citizens are accused of criminal actions based on imprecise laws that are open to widely differing interpretations.

by Rami G Khouri

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines: Threats against journalists denounced

Journalist groups express concern for the safety of media workers covering the work of President Duterte's government.