Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi on life under MBS: 'Nobody dares to speak'

In his last interview with Al Jazeera UpFront, the Saudi journalist spoke on the need for debate in Saudi Arabia.

Khashoggi on life under MBS: 'Nobody dares to speak'

Myanmar

Myanmar arrests three journalists over newspaper report

The arrests came after Eleven Media published an article about a scheme run by Suu Kyi confidant Phyo Min Thein.

Myanmar arrests three journalists over article on Suu Kyi protege

Hong Kong

Hong Kong leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial

Financial Times' Asia editor angered authorities by hosting a forum featuring a leader of a pro-independence party.

Hong Kong leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial

Laos

'You can't post anything about the government in Laos'

Influential Facebook users, pejoratively referred to as net idols, are facing retribution for their online posts.

Overcoming a government crackdown on social media in Laos

Aung San Suu Kyi

'Shame on Myanmar': Rally for jailed Reuters reporters

Scores call for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo's release in Yangon as reporters across globe voice solidarity on social media.

Protests grow over jailing of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Iran orders closure of newspaper for 'insulting' Shia Islam

Reports say Sedayeh Eslahat ordered shut by top prosecutor for 'desecrating' family of Prophet Muhammad's grandson.

Iran orders closure of newspaper for 'insulting' Shia Islam

Africa

Kidnapped DRC journalist found in a 'very weak state'

Hassan Murhabazi found in the city of Bukavu three days after being kidnapped, says Radio Svein.

Kidnapped DRC journalist found in a 'very weak state'

Asia

Pakistan military 'quietly' stifling press with intimidation

Press freedom group says media outlets are being forced to self-censor including through violence against reporters.

Pakistan military 'quietly' stifling press with intimidation

Media

Al Jazeera condemns sentencing of Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Al Jazeera Media Network calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe oo.

Press Freedom

'Hammer blow': Myanmar verdict on reporters condemned

Nations and rights groups decry 'outrageous injustice' as Myanmar sentences Reuters journalists over Rohingya reporting.

Myanmar

Myanmar jails Reuters reporters for seven years

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo found guilty of breaching state secrets law during their reporting on a massacre of Rohingya.

Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to seven years in jail

Myanmar

Myanmar postpones verdict in Reuters reporters' case

Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone were investigating the killings of 10 Rohingya Muslims by soldiers when they were arrested.

Nepal

Nepal urged to repeal new law over press freedom concerns

New criminal code makes sharing confidential information an offence that deserves prison sentence.

Nepal urged to repeal new law over press freedom concerns

Middle East

Egypt's Sisi signs law blocking 'threatening' websites

Law imposes hefty fines, up to five years in prison for those who administer websites deemed to harm national interests.

Egypt's Sisi signs new law tightening government control online

Press Freedom

Hundreds of US newspapers denounce Trump's attacks on the press

More than 350 US news outlets join Boston Globe call to run editorials, addressing Trump's 'assault on the free press'.

Hundreds of US newspapers denounce Trump's attacks on the press