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.

Middle East

Media blocks against Qatar violate free speech: HRW

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain have threatened criminal sanctions against those who express sympathy with Qatar.

Media blocks against Qatar violate free speech: HRW

Press Freedom

'Black day': Founders of critical Indian channel raided

CBI launch fraud probe against channel founders, but the network dubs it a 'witch-hunt' and an attack on free speech.

Indian police raid premises linked to NDTV founders

Opinion

Has Katie Hopkins committed a hate crime?

The far-right British columnist and her hate filled anti-Muslim rhetoric is the symptom of a more sinister problem.

Salma Karmi-Ayyoub

by Salma Karmi-Ayyoub

Salma Karmi-Ayyoub

Africa

Deutsche Welle journalist released by DR Congo

Antediteste Niragira was arrested last Wednesday on accusations of spying in the DRC.

Deutsche Welle journalist Niragira released by DR Congo

Middle East

Turkey arrests Cumhuriyet online editor-in-chief

Police official says Guven was detained over article about the death of a public prosecutor in Denizli province.

Turkey arrests Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Oguz Guven

Opinion

How to solve impunity when journalists are targeted

Those beyond the reach of attacking governments or groups must stand up for persecuted journalists and exert pressure.

Vanessa Berhe

by Vanessa Berhe

Vanessa Berhe

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Advocacy group demands Egypt free Al Jazeera journalist

US rights group asks UN to pressure Egypt to free Mahmoud Hussein as Egyptian authorities extend his detention.

Advocacy group demands Egypt free Al Jazeera journalist

Opinion

Clamping down on whistle-blowers a 'retrograde' step

Whistle-blowers should be aware of how politicians use their leaks, but governments must protect - not punish - them.

Paul Bernal

by Paul Bernal

Paul Bernal

Opinion

Who killed my friend Yameen Rasheed?

Making sense of the paradise where a young blogger got murdered.

Azim Zahir

by Azim Zahir

Azim Zahir

Press Freedom

World Press Freedom Index: Journalism under threat

Reporters Without Borders warns of tipping point for press freedom in era of 'strongmen and propaganda'.

Reporters Without Borders: Journalism at tipping point

Egypt

Report: 259 journalists jailed in 2016

More than 250 journalists, including Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein, were detained or jailed last year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The figures show Egypt is one of the most dangerous countries to work as a journalist.