Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera rejects 'foreign agent' accusations

Qatar-based broadcaster calls on US politicians to uphold freedom of speech and media enshrined in the US Constitution.

Al Jazeera rebuts 'foreign agent' accusations


Turkey: Six journalists given life sentences over coup

Six Turkish journalists have been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to a failed 2016 coup attempt.

Turkey: Six journalists given life sentences over coup

Human Rights

UN: Egypt's detention of Al Jazeera reporter is illegal

OHCHR demands release of Al Jazeera reporter and issues concern over Egypt's 'pattern of arbitrary detention'.

UN: Egypt's imprisonment of Mahmoud Hussein 'arbitrary'

The Listening Post

Russia: Pre-election media manipulations

The Kremlin calls the shots on Russian media, so how do critics get their messages out? Plus, Cambodia's media blackout.


Kenya court orders reopening of TV stations

Kenya's courts have ordered the government to reopen TV stations it had shut down to prevent coverage of a public event by opposition leader, Raila Odinga.


Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar denied bail

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum 14-year sentence.

Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar denied bail

The Listening Post

Duterte vs Rappler: Media on notice in the Philippines

As Filipino news site Rappler battles with authorities, media feel the chill. Plus, climate sceptics and the news media.


Timeline: Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein 400 days in jail

A timeline of events as Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein marks 400 days of detention by Egypt.

Press Freedom

Will the US put a journalist behind bars for decades?

Reporter Aaron Cantu is among 59 defendants who the US government is prosecuting over an Inauguration Day rally.

Journalist among J20 defendants still being charged

One year under Trump

Trump's America: 'Open war of attrition' on journalists

Amid Trump's ongoing attacks on the press, rights groups and journalists ring the alarm on declining press freedoms.

One year under Trump: 'War of attrition' on journalists

Press Freedom

Draconian law, the media and the Rohingya crackdown

Analysts say the military's deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state has led to a demise of press freedom.

Myanmar: Draconian law used against Reuters reporters


Myanmar charges journalists covering Rohingya crisis

Two Reuters reporters formally indicted for illegally obtaining classified documents related to Rakhine state.

Myanmar charges Reuters reporters covering Rohingya


Pakistani journalist escapes abduction attempt

Police to investigate after reporter suffers injuries as armed men pulled him out of his car in Islamabad.

Journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes abduction attempt

Press Freedom

Al Jazeera bureau in Yemen forcibly closed

Media network denounces forced closure of its office in Taiz in the war-torn country's south.

Al Jazeera bureau in Yemen forcibly closed