Freedom of information in the press – the latest news from Al Jazeera

Pakistan

Pakistan urged to protect press freedom before polls

Rights groups call on caretaker PM to allow independent coverage of the election campaigns ahead of July 25 vote.

Pakistan urged to protect press freedom ahead of elections

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

Press Freedom

Demand Press Freedom: Al Jazeera launches new campaign

Network to host events and international forums to highlight the conditions of journalists arrested across the world.

Demand Press Freedom: Al Jazeera launches new campaign

Press Freedom

Al Jazeera renews call demanding press freedom

New campaign comes year after three Gulf countries and Egypt attempted to close network as part of anti-Qatar blockade.

Al Jazeera renews call demanding press freedom

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

The Listening Post

Journalism or propaganda? US state-sponsored media

A historical record of the US government's role in funding media operations that broadcast into other countries.

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

Africa

Burundi bans BBC and Voice of America before referendum

Six-month suspension comes weeks before vote that could see presidential terms extended from five years to seven.

Burundi bans BBC and Voice of America before referendum

Press Freedom

World Press Freedom Day: United States falls two places

Donald Trump's constant attacks on the media are popular with his base, but even other Republicans have worried that he is undermining a free press, both at home and abroad.

Yemen

Exile, torture and death: The perils of being a Yemeni journalist

Press freedoms have deteriorated sharply since the start of the war, with all parties trying to silence critical voices.

Exile, torture and death: The perils of being a Yemeni journalist

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.

Reporter's Notebook

Why have you jailed my friend Mahmoud Hussein?

Long-time friend and colleague of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein writes a letter to the jailed journalist and his jailer.

A letter to Egypt: Why have you jailed my friend Mahmoud Hussein?

Honduras

Honduran journalists face increasing threats and intimidation

Honduras is the most dangerous country in the Americas for journalists and they say things are getting worse.

Honduran journalists face increasing threats and intimidation

Middle East

Egypt's jailed journalists: In numbers

On World Press Freedom Day, jailed journalists continue to pay the price for media crackdowns in Egypt.

Egypt's jailed journalists: In numbers

The Listening Post

Democrats vs WikiLeaks and the implications for US media

The saga continues as US Democrats file suit against Russia, Trump and WikiLeaks. Plus, reporting the Rohingya story.