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.

The Listening Post

Targeted: The journalists reporting politics and crime in Albania

In Albania, reporting on corruption and the links between politics and organised crime can have serious consequences.

Pakistan

'Silenced': Pakistan's journalists decry new era of censorship

Journalists tell Al Jazeera coverage of opposition leaders and civil society dissenters 'banned' by government and army.

'Silenced': Pakistan's journalists decry new era of censorship

The Listening Post

Going incognito with VPNs in the age of surveillance

A look at why the market for Virtual Private Networks has expanded, enabling users to spread and access information.

Going incognito with VPNs in the age of surveillance

Opinion

The death of the political cartoon

A pillar of journalism is being destroyed by oppressive governments, online mobs and profit-oriented media moguls.

Patrick Gathara

by Patrick Gathara

Patrick Gathara

Internet

How authorities shut down the internet

Sudan's internet blackout has gained global attention, but it is not unique. Shutdowns are on the rise around the world.

Internet blackouts: The rise of government-imposed shutdowns

The Listening Post

Sudan protests: How the country became a 'dark spot' for media

Sudan's security forces lead crackdown on social media and information after political transition turns violent.

Talk to Al Jazeera

UN investigator David Kaye: Break up Facebook, Google

David Kaye, UN special rapporteur for freedom of expression, on the state of free speech and policing the internet.

Asia

Free speech concerns in Bangladesh as writers, activist arrested

Three arrests in a week once again raise fears of crackdown on freedom of expression in the country and draw criticism.

Free speech concerns in Bangladesh as writers, activist arrested