The Listening Post

'Respond with brute force': Sisi's narrative on Sinai

In the wake of the Sinai attack, is Egypt's media taking cues from Sisi's government? Plus, Mugabe's media legacy.

Reporter's Notebook

Vladimir Putin signs bill targeting foreign media

Law condemned by rights groups classifies international media organisations as 'foreign agents'.

Vladimir Putin signs bill targeting foreign media

The Listening Post

Zimbabwe's media post-Mugabe: A new lease on life?

After decades of state control and support for Mugabe's government, what's in store for Zimbabwe's media now?

Media

Dubai security chief calls for bombing of Al Jazeera

Dhahi Khalfan calls for the bombing of Qatar-based media network after Friday's attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai.

Dubai security chief calls for bombing of Al Jazeera

The Listening Post

Mugabe's downfall: A new era for Zimbabwe's media?

The media story behind the downfall of Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. Plus, police vs the press in Uganda.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Outrage after Indian journalist shot dead by 'soldier'

Killing of Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura state raises concerns about safety of media persons in remote areas.

Outrage after Indian journalist Sudip Bhowmik shot dead

Sexual assault

Charlie Rose sacked by CBS over harassment allegations

Many powerful Americans have faced accusations of sexual misconduct recently, but previously unpublished data from the Center for American Progress indicates sexual harassment is more common at lower-paying jobs.

Social media

Venezuela media law: 'Threat to freedom of expression'?

Human rights groups fear a law passed to curb hate in social media will silence anyone critical of Maduro's government.

Venezuela media law: 'Threat to freedom of expression'?

Social media

One in five women victim of online harassment: report

Online abuse and harassment targeting women has lasting effects on victims, a survey by Amnesty International shows.

One in five women victim of online harassment: report

The Listening Post

Saudi Arabia's purge: A quest for media control?

Examining the media coverage of Saudi Arabia's purge and Saad Hariri's resignation as Lebanese prime minister.

The Listening Post

Manus Island: Australia pulling the media strings

Does Australia limit Manus Island and Nauru media access to outlets that toe the government's line on immigration?

The Listening Post

Saad Hariri, Saudi power play and the media

Riyadh's Middle East power struggle and the role of the news media. Plus, the challenge of covering Manus Island.

India

A Bollywood film held hostage by a caste group?

Self-proclaimed representative of Rajput caste, Karni Sena wants ban on period drama fearing it might distort history.

Bollywood film Padmavati faces protests from Karni Sena

The Listening Post

How are the media covering the climate change threat?

A look at the challenges of environmental reporting and why the coverage seldom matches the urgency of the problem.

Internet

'For the seventh year, freedom has been in decline'

Freedom House report blames governments for using a range of tools to strangle the idealistic potential of the internet.