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

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein's detention renewed for 12th time

Al Jazeera journalist now has been detained for 447 days in Egypt without charge.

Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein's detention renewed for 12th time

Egypt

'Egypt arrests mother' cited in BBC police abuse story

Um Zubeida tells BBC about her daughter whom she has not seen for 10 months after being physically abused by police.

'Egypt arrests mother' cited in BBC story on police abuse

Africa

How this man became Africa's most feared journalist

We meet Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ghana's most notorious undercover reporter, to talk about his career and the future of investigative journalism on the African continent.

How this man became Africa's most feared journalist

The Listening Post

Egypt's disappearing voices of dissent

Beyond a media crackdown, Egyptian authorities have enlisted celebrities and footballers to echo the dominant narrative.

The Listening Post

Arrested, banned, exiled: Egypt's dissenting voices

With presidential elections due next month, dissent has all but disappeared in Sisi's Egypt. Plus, Hungary's media.

Al Jazeera World

Journalism is Not a Crime: The Story of Mahmoud Hussein

A look at the case of Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein and his continued detention without trial in Egypt.

Egypt

Egypt extends journalist's detention for 11th time

Egypt extends Al Jazeera journalist's detention for another 45 days, and he has still not been formally charged.