The Listening Post

Duterte vs Rappler: Media on notice in the Philippines

As Filipino news site Rappler battles with authorities, media feel the chill. Plus, climate sceptics and the news media.


Timeline: Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein 400 days in jail

A timeline of events as Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein marks 400 days of detention by Egypt.

Press Freedom

Will the US put a journalist behind bars for decades?

Reporter Aaron Cantu is among 59 defendants who the US government is prosecuting over an Inauguration Day rally.

Journalist among J20 defendants still being charged

One year under Trump

Trump's America: 'Open war of attrition' on journalists

Amid Trump's ongoing attacks on the press, rights groups and journalists ring the alarm on declining press freedoms.

One year under Trump: 'War of attrition' on journalists

Press Freedom

Draconian law, the media and the Rohingya crackdown

Analysts say the military's deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state has led to a demise of press freedom.

Myanmar: Draconian law used against Reuters reporters


Myanmar charges journalists covering Rohingya crisis

Two Reuters reporters formally indicted for illegally obtaining classified documents related to Rakhine state.

Myanmar charges Reuters reporters covering Rohingya


Pakistani journalist escapes abduction attempt

Police to investigate after reporter suffers injuries as armed men pulled him out of his car in Islamabad.

Journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes abduction attempt

Press Freedom

Al Jazeera bureau in Yemen forcibly closed

Media network denounces forced closure of its office in Taiz in the war-torn country's south.

Al Jazeera bureau in Yemen forcibly closed

Press Freedom

At least 81 journalists killed in 2017: report

Impunity for attacks and threats against journalists at 'epidemic levels', says International Federation of Journalists.

At least 81 journalists killed in 2017: report

Press Freedom

CPJ: Iraq, Syria, deadliest countries for journalists

US-based NGO records 42 journalist deaths in 2017, at least 15 of which took place in Iraq, Syria.

CPJ: Iraq, Syria, deadliest countries for journalists


RSF: 65 journalists killed worldwide in 2017

Lowest number of journalists killed in 14 years could be down to NGOs lobbying governments, says media rights group.


German journalist conditionally released in Turkey

Court orders Mesale Tolu, who is accused of 'terror' charges, to stay in Turkey and register with police once a week.

German journalist Mesale Tolu released in Turkey


Myanmar urged to free 'brave and courageous' reporters

Press freedom group says there is no legal basis for Myanmar to hold Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in incommunicado detention.

Myanmar urged to free Reuters journalists


Does the right to free speech endanger minorities?

Do Muslim communities have a particular problem with the right to free speech, or has Islam been unfairly targeted?