Thailand

Threats and abuse: Critics fear effect of new Thailand cyber law

Despite revisions, critics fear legislation will be used to stifle debate ahead of elections scheduled for March.

 Threats and abuse: Critics fear effect of new Thailand cyber law

United States

Iranian TV anchor held as witness freed from US jail

Press TV journalist Marzieh Hashemi, a US national, released after 10-day detention in Washington.

Iranian TV anchor held as witness freed from US jail

Press TV

US confirms jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

Marzieh Hashemi was taken to a court to give evidence before a grand jury as a material witness, court papers said.

US confirms jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

Iran

Iran state TV: US-born newscaster to appear in Washington court

Marzieh Hashemi - born Melanie Franklin - travelled to the US to visit her family when the FBI arrested her.

Iran state TV: US-born newscaster to appear in Washington court

United States

No information on Iranian TV journalist seized by FBI

American Marzieh Hashemi with Press TV is being held without charge in a Washington jail, her son says.

American journalist for Iran's Press TV 'jailed' in US

Myanmar

Wives of Reuters reporters shocked over Myanmar verdict

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists, upholding seven-year sentence for investigating killings.

Myanmar: Wives of Reuters journalists devastated by verdict

Myanmar

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Ruling decried as 'another injustice' against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were investigating 2017 killings of Rohingya.

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Jamal Khashoggi

Amnesty calls for international probe into Khashoggi murder

Rights group marks 100 days since Khashoggi's murder with demonstration at consulate, renews call for credible probe.

Egypt

Egypt, Israel in close cooperation against Sinai fighters: Sisi

Egyptian president tells CBS the former enemies are in 'wide-ranging' military coordination against armed groups.

Egypt, Israel in close cooperation against Sinai fighters: Sisi

Media

The countries where most reporters were killed in 2018

IFJ says 94 journalists and media workers died in targeted killings, bomb attacks and crossfire incidents this year.

Number of journalists killed on the job in 2018 rises

Opinion

2018: A year of media suppression and rights abuses in Pakistan

Over the past year, there was a noticeable increase in attacks on freedom of expression and human rights in Pakistan.

Rabia Mehmood

by Rabia Mehmood

Rabia Mehmood

Pakistan

Pakistan's journalists complain of increasing censorship

Journalists say Pakistan military and intelligence agency pressure media outlets to quash critical coverage.

Pakistan's journalists complain of increasing censorship

Mahmoud Hussein

Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein marks two years in Egyptian prison

In violation of Egyptian and international law, Hussein completes two years in Egyptian jail without charges or trial.

Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein marks two years in Egyptian prison

Myanmar

Myanmar: Protests mark 1-year detention of Reuters reporters

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested after being 'entrapped' in a setup by a senior police officer.

Myanmar

In Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar, free press hopes wither

A year since the arrest of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, media battle official distrust, repressive laws.

In Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar, free press hopes wither