Press Freedom

Hundreds of US newspapers denounce Trump's attacks on the press

More than 350 US news outlets join Boston Globe call to run editorials, addressing Trump's 'assault on the free press'.

Hundreds of US newspapers denounce Trump's attacks on the press

Bangladesh

Bangladesh urged to 'immediately release' Shahidul Alam

Intellectuals and civil society groups urge the Bangladeshi government to release Alam amid reports he was tortured.

Calls grow for release of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

The reporters were investigating the activities of so-called Wagner group, a group of private military contractors.

Three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

Egypt

Egypt renews detention for Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Journalist has been held in detention in Egypt for 575 days and has yet to be formally charged.

Egypt renews detention for Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Press Freedom

Journalist tried for reporting on Rohingya deaths testifies

Reuters journalist Wa Lone, arrested with colleague Kyaw Soe Oo, denies breaking any laws in court.

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Egyptian journalist 'Shawkan' could face death penalty

Mohamed Abu Zeid, better known as Shawkan, could be sentenced to death for simply doing his job.

Egypt

Al Jazeera journalist held in Egypt despite full pre-trial term

Mahmoud Hussein's lawyer calls for the 51-year-old's release following more than 18 months of detention in Cairo.

Al Jazeera journalist held in Egypt despite full pre-trial term

Journalism under fire

Pleas to release Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein at IPI congress

The International Press Institute celebrates the hard work and resilience of journalists while condemning state and non-state actors targeting members of the media, including Egypt's imprisonment of Mahmoud Hussein.

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