AJ IMPACT

Zoom says it acted on Tiananmen accounts after China demand

US video-conference company says accounts were briefly suspended because it could not block individual participants.

Zoom says it acted on Tiananmen accounts after China demand

Media

Pakistani authorities arrest media mogul on corruption charges

Geo TV says the arrest of its chief was in retaliation to investigative pieces against the gov't anti-corruption body.

Pakistani authorities arrest media mogul on corruption charges

The Listening Post

The saga of the kidnapped bookseller of Hong Kong

For years, a bookstore owner in Hong Kong smuggled banned books into mainland China. His work made him a target.

Vietnam

'Pushing boundaries': The rise of Samizdat publishing in Vietnam

Liberal Publishing House publishes and distributes books Vietnam's government does not wants its citizens to read.

'Pushing boundaries': The rise of Samizdat publishing in Vietnam

The Listening Post

The science and the art of open-source journalism

From Xinjiang, China to Douma, Syria - how challenging stories are being reported using tools of open-source journalism.

Asia

Bangladesh blocks news website accusing minister of corruption

Sweden-based site reported on minister's watch collection which includes a Rolex worth almost as much as his salary.

Bangladesh blocks news website accusing minister of corruption

The Listening Post

Offline and silenced: Internet blackouts are going global

From Kashmir to Iran, governments are turning off the internet to stop dissent. Plus, the murky world of deepfakes.

Press Freedom

China trumps Turkey as worst jailer of journalists in 2019: CPJ

CPJ report says at least 250 journalists have been imprisoned for their work worldwide as of December 1.

China trumps Turkey as worst jailer of journalists in 2019: CPJ

Censorship

Twitter suspends accounts of Palestinian Quds News Network

Website, which had hundreds of thousands of followers, had its accounts on Twitter removed.

Twitter suspends accounts of Palestinian Quds News Network

Media

Australian papers go black to protest against media restrictions

Major newspapers run 'heavily redacted' front pages in protest against recent laws restricting freedom of information.

Special series

Jamal Khashoggi: Murder in a Saudi Consulate

We retrace the events leading up to and after the Saudi journalist's death, a year after he was murdered in Istanbul.

The Listening Post

What do Mohamed Ali's viral videos mean for Egypt's future?

People took to the streets in Egypt after a former military contractor posted videos describing political corruption.

Censorship

Obscene, unpatriotic, blasphemous: Banned books through time

As Banned Books Week highlights censorship in literature, Al Jazeera lists some famous works that courted controversy.

Obscene, unpatriotic, blasphemous: Banned books through time

Media

These are the world's 10 most censored countries

Media watchdog says 'authoritarian nations double down' on censorship by using extreme measures to silence journalists.

Eritrea tops CPJ list of worst countries for press censorship

The Listening Post

Xinjiang: The story China wants the world to forget

A Listening Post special on media coverage of Xinjiang, both inside China and beyond.