The Listening Post

Fixers: The unsung heroes of journalism

Fixers are a correspondent's eyes, ears and warning system on the ground, but do they get the recognition they deserve?

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

Media

Arkady Babchenko's 'killing' polarises Ukraine and Russia

The fake killing of the Russian reporter in Kiev amazed and polarised his peers and politicians in Russia and Ukraine.

Arkady Babchenko's 'killing' polarises Ukraine and Russia

Journalism

Russian journalist Babchenko reveals details of his fake death

It's not the pig's blood used to stage the murder of Arkady Babchenko in Ukraine that journalists' organisations are worried will sully the profession.

Ukraine

Ukraine staged 'murder' of Russian journalist

Ukrainian Security Service says it faked Arkady Babchenko's death to catch those who were trying to kill him.

Mexico

Mexican journalist beaten to death; 6 killed in 2018

Body of Hector Gonzalez Antonio dumped in Tamaulipas, taking toll of slain media workers to six this year in Mexico.

Mexican journalist Hector Gonzalez Antonio beaten to death

Middle East

Israeli bill to ban filming soldiers on duty condemned

Palestinian journalists' union says bill against photographing Israeli soldiers on duty is attempt to escape punishment.

Israeli bill to ban filming soldiers on duty condemned

Middle East

Is Egypt's crackdown on dissent tied to plan to lift subsidies?

The recent spate of arrests in Egypt has many observers worried.

Journalism under fire

'Pool of blood': 5th Mexican journalist killed in 2018

Alicia Diaz Gonzalez was found dead at her home in Monterrey, having apparently been severely beaten.

Alicia Diaz Gonzalez: Fifth Mexican journalist killed in 2018

The Listening Post

Afghanistan: When journalists become targets

Ten Afghan journalists were killed in Kabul bombings. Plus, the human rights issue of solitary confinement in the US.

The Listening Post

Afghanistan: 10 journalists killed in a single day

The Kabul attacks underscore the dangers Afghan journalists face as the war-torn country slips deeper into violence.

The Listening Post

Kabul bombings: The perils of being a journalist in Afghanistan

Ten journalists were killed in the deadliest attack on Afghanistan's media since 2001. Plus, Winnie Mandela's legacy.

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

Inside Story

Why are journalists increasingly becoming a target?

At least 10 journalists were killed in Afghanistan on Monday. Reporters in many countries face threats every day.

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.