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A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air assets and drones.

Human rights campaigners are calling for a prominent journalist and activist to be released by authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Egypt releases jailed journalist following outcry

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Egypt releases jailed journalist following outcry

Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the release of a journalist days after she was arrested for covering anti-Sisi protests, after an outcry from press freedom groups

Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

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Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

Journalist Bahroz Jaafer has been detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities after Iraqi President Barham Saleh accused him of 'criminal defamation' ...

Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

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Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the release of two jailed journalists, including one with Covid-19, after the deaths of four ...

Hanan Zaffar and Aamir Aijaz

How Facebook stifles local media to protect India's BJP

Independent media outlets say Facebook is restricting content criticising the Hindu nationalist BJP, while failing to curtail hate speech by the ruling party's officials.

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HRW slams Jordan arrest of cartoonist over UAE drawing

Human Rights Watch slammed Jordan for the arrest of cartoonist Emad Hajjaj.

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Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

Saleh Al-Shehi, who was detained for his criticism of the Saudi state, was released from prison in May but died shortly after.

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Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir, who had been imprisoned on false news charges, has died of Covid-19.

Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

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Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

The journalists were detained after reporting on the death of a Turkish intelligence officer in Libya.

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Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

Egypt has already been named the third worst jailer of journalists, after China and Turkey, by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

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Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

The news agency is in hot water after an article criticising Tehran's intelligence operations in Europe.

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

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Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone challenging the ...

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish authorities' arrest of journalists

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Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish authorities' arrest of journalists

The Iraqi Kurdish authorities are attempting to 'stamp out news coverage that makes the government uncomfortable' by arresting reporters ...

Mellissa Fung

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, writes Mellissa Fung.

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Algeria blocks three news websites amid coronavirus crackdown

The CPJ has criticised Algeria after it blocked three news websites, and called on the country to end its attack on free press.

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Houthi rebels arrest Yemen's ex-minister of culture

Former Minister of Culture Khaled al-Ruwaishan has been arrested by Houthi rebels in Sanaa, his family confirmed on Sunday.

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Yemen rebels urged to release journalists sentenced to death

The Committee to Protect Journalists [CPJ] called on Yemen's Houthi rebels to release four journalists that were sentenced to death.

Algeria, Morocco using coronavirus to curb freedoms, activists say

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Algeria, Morocco using coronavirus to curb freedoms, activists say

Algeria and Morocco appear to be using the coronavirus pandemic to quietly silence dissent and arrest journalists who are reporting on the ...

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Turkish journalists arrested for reporting intelligence officer's funeral

Two Turkish journalists were arrested for covering the funeral of an intelligence officer reportedly killed in Libya.

French academic jailed in Iran 'weakened' by hunger strike

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French academic jailed in Iran 'weakened' by hunger strike

Fariba Adelkhah, who was detained in Iran in June, has been on hunger strike since December 24.

British journalist reveals 7-week secret detention ordeal in Iran

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British journalist reveals 7-week secret detention ordeal in Iran

Economist correspondent Nicolas Pelham says he was held in Tehran for seven weeks in 2019 amid soaring tensions in the region.

Egypt to release detained Turkish news agency staff

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Egypt to release detained Turkish news agency staff

Egypt will release and deport two Turks arrested in a Tuesday raid on the Turkish Anadolu Agency’s Cairo, while Egyptian Anadolu staff will be ...

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