Ethiopia

Does Ethiopia's new TV channel mean more media freedom?

All eyes are glued on KANA TV's high-stake dramas, which could be sign of more press freedom in a restricted landscape.

Does KANA TV signal more media freedom?

Pakistan

Social media crackdown stifles dissent in Pakistan

Activists say they have been abducted, tortured and interrogated over social media posts deemed critical of military.

Social media crackdown stifles dissent in Pakistan

Internet

Digital advocates decry US plan to end net neutrality

Open Internet advocates say the end of net neutrality would favour 'deep-pocketed' Internet service providers.

Digital advocates decry US plan to end net neutrality

Europe

Greece releases Dutch reporter 'taken for smuggler'

Sakir Khader from the Netherlands detained on Monday while reporting on Syrian refugees crossing the border via Turkey.

Greece releases Dutch reporter 'taken for smuggler'

Internet

'For the seventh year, freedom has been in decline'

Freedom House report blames governments for using a range of tools to strangle the idealistic potential of the internet.

Press Freedom

Swiss journalists detained, interrogated in Abu Dhabi

Two journalists working for Swiss broadcaster RTS held for 50 hours after covering the opening of the new Louvre museum.

Swiss journalists detained, interrogated in Abu Dhabi

Opinion

What is behind Iran's war on the BBC?

Iran's historic distrust for the BBC has led to the persecution of BBC journalists and their families.

Massoumeh Torfeh

by Massoumeh Torfeh

Massoumeh Torfeh

Press Freedom

'Extreme and unfair': Tanzania bans fourth newspaper

Critics accuse President John Magufuli of undermining democracy after fourth critical newspaper is shut down since June.

Tanzania Daima ban adds to press freedom concerns

Egypt

Jailed reporter's daughter: Journalists have failed us

Zahra Hussein, daughter of jailed Al Jazeera journalist, condemns media silence about her father's ongoing detention.

Mahmoud Hussein's daughter: Journalists have failed us

Egypt

Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein: 300 days in prison

Egypt arrested the journalist while he was on holiday in Cairo last December and have held him without charge since.

Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein: 300 days in prison

Turkey

Wall Street Journal journalist sentenced in Turkey

Court rules Ayla Albayrak showed support for outlawed PKK group in an 2015 article, accusing her of "terror" propaganda.

Press Freedom

Cambodia: Switching off independent radio stations

Nearly a dozen stations have had licenses suspended without notice as media crackdown continues ahead of 2018 election.

Cambodia: Switching off independent radio stations

Opinion

Remembering the day the Eritrean press died

Eritrea's transformation into a police state started with a ban on independent media 16 years ago today.

Abraham T Zere

by Abraham T Zere

Abraham T Zere

Middle East

UN condemns Egypt's widening 'assault on free speech'

Rights experts say Egypt's blocking of some 130 websites looks 'more like repression than counter-terrorism'.

UN condemns Egypt's widening 'assault on free speech'

Human Rights

Jailed Al Jazeera reporter in Egypt denied medical care

Qatar-based network demands private hospital treatment for imprisoned producer Mahmoud Hussein for a broken arm.