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.

Press Freedom

Prominent blogger stabbed to death in Maldives capital

Prominent blogger and internet activist Yameen Rasheed was found with multiple stab wounds in stairway of his building.

Prominent blogger stabbed to death in Maldives capital

Opinion

The case against: Can journalists be activists?

The activist-journalist tries to influence debate, whereas a journalist helps to create an informed discussion.

Deepak Adhikari

by Deepak Adhikari

Deepak Adhikari

Journalism Matters

Where are journalists under attack?

From Africa and Asia to Latin America and Europe, reporters are being killed with impunity simply for doing their jobs.

Where are journalists under attack?

Journalism Matters

Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter?

Little attention is paid to reporters from the Global South who are killed, abused, or left stranded by foreign media.

Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter?

The Gambia

The Gambia's journalists find new freedom of expression

The country's former president silenced its media, but with a new government journalists are returning to work.

The Gambia's journalists find new freedom of expression

Latin America

Mexico newspaper closes, citing violence to journalists

Norte de Ciudad Juarez wraps up owing to ongoing violence against journalists, director says.

Norte de Ciudad Juarez newspaper shuts down in protest

Opinion

The media should resist far-right populist tendencies

To avoid normalising xenophobia journalists should critically analyse narratives, instead of simply reiterating them.

Maya Goodfellow

by Maya Goodfellow

Maya Goodfellow

United States

Twitter blocks 636,000 accounts over 'terror' promotion

Transparency report also says number of user-data requests by governments rose 7 percent from prior six-month period.

Twitter: Over half a million blocked for 'terror' ties

The Listening Post

Reporting in Ramzan Kadyrov's Chechnya

Navigating the dangerous media landscape in a region where journalists face threats, harassment, and death.

Middle East

Turkey newspaper 'military unease' claim angers Erdogan

Headline alleging there is an 'unease' at the country's military headquarters angers President Erdogan.

Hurriyet's 'military unease' headline angers Erdogan

Press Freedom

Turkey arrests Die Welt reporter over 'terror link'

Deniz Yucel, who holds both Turkish and German passports, has been charged with spreading 'terrorist propaganda'.

Die Welt's Deniz Yucel held for 'terror links'

Opinion

Britain attempts to brand journalists as spies

The UK government is considering new laws that target journalists who obtain or share state secrets.

Jim Killock

by Jim Killock

Jim Killock