The Listening Post

Is Al Jazeera at the heart of the GCC crisis?

We examine whether the media network is at the heart of the ongoing crises in the Middle East.

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Vietnam's imperiled bloggers

We examine the government's attempts to silence the country's bloggers.

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India's NDTV raid a 'defining moment' for press freedom

What does the raid on the liberal NDTV channel mean for journalism and press freedom in India?

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India's NDTV Raided: Politics, patriotism and the press

Testing times as police raid India's liberal NDTV station. Plus, the media wars between Russia and Belarus.

Asia

Pakistan army 'rejects' PM's actions on security leak

PM Sharif fired an adviser and ordered 'action' against a senior bureaucrat after controversial news story leak.

Pakistan army 'rejects' PM's actions on security leak

Middle East

Turkey blocks Wikipedia over alleged 'terror' content

Wikipedia refused to remove content describing Turkey's cooperation with 'terror groups', officials say.

Turkey blocks Wikipedia for 'not removing content'

United Kingdom

UK students face disciplinary action over BDS protest

Dozens of academics sign letter condemning the University of Manchester for action against pro-Palestinian activists.

UK students face disciplinary action over BDS protest

Arts & Culture

Egyptian film provokes outcry over religion and state

'The Preacher' tackles complex relationship between clerics and government, and some are calling for it to be banned.

'Mawlana' film provokes outcry over religion and state

Opinion

We need to resist censorship of cyberspace

I'm among the liberal US journalists and professors whom Google warned were targeted by government-backed attackers.

Kara Alaimo

by Kara Alaimo

Kara Alaimo

The Listening Post

Facebook: Social media platform or news gatekeeper?

A look at the implications behind Facebook's alleged manipulation of its 'trending' news feature.

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Telegram, WhatsApp, Weibo: The future of news

We look at the growing popularity of news messaging applications and the effect on governments and journalism.

Opinion

Yes, Ahmed Naji is a novelist

Why Egyptian novels are causing heart murmurs, eye tics and blood pressure problems.

Marcia Lynx Qualey

by Marcia Lynx Qualey

Marcia Lynx Qualey

Censorship

Silencing dissenting voices in India

NGOs cry foul over alleged government intimidation with Greenpeace license cancellation the latest move.

Silencing dissenting voices in India

The Listening Post

Turkish media on tenterhooks

A look at Erdogan's tightening grip on the press; plus, how Canada's oil and gas industry affects the media.

Censorship

Cancelled play highlights UK counter-extremism debate

Critics cry foul as production exploring youth radicalisation mysteriously pulled after police visit.

Cancelled play highlights UK counter-extremism debate