Asia

The perils of being a journalist in Modi's India

Cases of Rana Ayyub, Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar, who are critical of the government, highlight lack of press freedom.

The perils of being a journalist in Modi's India

Press Freedom

Egypt renews detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Al Jazeera journalist has now been detained for 502 days in Egypt without charge.

Egypt renews detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Egypt

Prominent Egyptian blogger detained by authorities

Arrest of Wael Abbas comes amid a wider crackdown on dissent as thousands have been jailed and websites blocked.

Egypt: Prominent blogger Wael Abbas detained by authorities

Media

Cambodian newspaper's sale raises troubling questions

Publisher blames falling revenues for sale but others suspect Hun Sen government coercion in run-up to July's elections.

Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post sold to Malaysian Sivakumar G

Egypt

Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein spends 500th day in Egyptian jail

Qatar-based network calls on Egypt to release its journalist, who has spent 500 days in jail without charge.

Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein spends 500th day in Egyptian jail

Middle East

Journalists in Yemen targeted by both sides of the war

It's becoming harder to tell the story of what's happening in Yemen, and human rights groups say the threat is coming from both sides.

Media

'A dark day': Tributes for journalists killed in Kabul

At least nine journalists killed in Afghan capital blast while arriving at scene to cover aftermath of earlier bombing.

'A dark day': Tributes for journalists killed in Kabul

Journalism

Global press freedom on downward trend: index

2018 World Press Freedom Index, which ranks freedom of journalists in 180 countries, raises safety concerns.

Global press freedom on downward trend: World Press Freedom Index

Crime

Suspect in murder of prominent Mexico reporter arrested

Authorities announce the arrest of a suspect over the killing of prominent crime journalist Javier Valdez.

Mexico: Suspect in murder of journalist Javier Valdez arrested

Press Freedom

Egypt renews detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Qatar-based network calls on Egypt to release its journalist, who has spent almost 500 days in jail without charge.

Egypt renews detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Myanmar court refuses to free Reuters journalists

"They have not violated any laws in the course of their newsgathering and were simply doing their jobs." Stephen Adler

Myanmar court refuses to free Reuters journalists

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Yaser Murtaja: Slain reporter who captured life in Gaza

Described as a man with an infectious smile, the slain reporter dedicated his life to telling stories of Gaza residents.

Yaser Murtaja, and his dreams of travelling

Mexico

Mexico: Journalism award honours those covering abuses

The ‘Breach-Valdez’ award will recognise journalists covering human rights abuses and corruption.

Mexico: New journalism award honours those covering rights abuses

Mexico

Mexican journalist shot dead in Veracruz state

Leobardo Vazquez Atzin, 42, is the fourth journalist to be killed this year, raising concerns regarding media freedom.

Mexican reporter killed in Veracruz state known for drug violence

Press Freedom

Al Jazeera lauded for 'media pluralism on global scale'

Press-freedom defender criticises US politicians' campaign to get Doha-based media network to register as foreign agent.

RSF lauds Al Jazeera, decries 'foreign agent' calls