Middle East

Morocco lengthens jail term for dissident journalist

Taoufik Bouachrine was sentenced to jail last year on rape charges he says are politically motivated.

Morocco lengthens jail term for Taoufik Bouachrine on appeal

AJ Impact

Turkey's Erdogan sues French magazine over 'eradicator' cover

Le Point accuses the Turkish president of ethnic cleansing in northeastern Syria.

Turkey's Erdogan sues French magazine over 'eradicator' cover

China

Hong Kong journalists accuse police of targeting the press

Journalists say their job is getting harder because of heavy-handed tactics and obstruction in Hong Kong.

Media

Australian papers go black to protest against media restrictions

Major newspapers run 'heavily redacted' front pages in protest against recent laws restricting freedom of information.

Press Freedom

Pakistan denies entry to media watchdog official

Asia head of media watchdog deported from Lahore because he was on a 'stop list', Committee to Protect Journalists said.

CPJ official Steven Butler denied entry into Pakistan

Morocco

Moroccan king pardons journalist in abortion case

Hajar Raissouni's conviction drew widespread criticism, with activists saying charges were an attack on press freedom.

Moroccan king pardons journalist in abortion case

Poland

As populists hold on to power in Poland, press freedom fears rise

Journalists are worried about the ruling PiS party's vague pre-election pledge to usher in 'new media order'.

As populists hold on to power in Poland, press freedom fears rise

The Listening Post

A platform for the Iraqi people and the protests

Determined to air their views, protesters turn to a comedy programme, not a news broadcast, to tell their story.

AJ Impact

Al Jazeera target of UAE campaign in US to hobble network

UAE lobbying and Twitter campaigns aim to force Al Jazeera to register as a foreign agent with US Department of Justice.

Al Jazeera target of UAE campaign in US to hobble network

Asia Pacific

Philippines hosts global writers' congress as media 'censored'

Threats to freedom of expression are taking centre stage for the first time in the Philippines.

Singapore

Singapore controversial 'fake news' law goes into effect

Rights groups, tech companies, academics and journalists opposed the law, which they say threatens free speech.

Singapore controversial 'fake news' law goes into effect

Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi's fiancee demands answers from MBS

Vigil to be held on Wednesday to mark the one year anniversary since the disappearance and murder of Saudi journalist.

Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates

Media

Campaign puts spotlight on journalists under attack worldwide

Every month, the One Free Press Coalition highlights plight of 10 most urgent cases of journalists who are under threat.

Campaign puts spotlight on journalists under attack worldwide

Hong Kong protests

Apple Daily condemns attack on Hong Kong protest reporter

Publisher vows to stand up to threats after four men attacked female reporter at a restaurant on Tuesday night.

Apple Daily condemns attack on Hong Kong protest reporter

Malta

Family of slain Malta reporter raise concerns over public inquiry

PM Joseph Muscat to meet family of Daphne Caruana Galizia after they protest over composition of appointed board.

Family of slain Malta reporter raise concerns over public inquiry