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Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on pre-trail detention.

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the authorities managing them.

Egypt frees journalist couple

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Egypt frees journalist couple

Egypt has released two journalists who have been help in prison for 18 months on charges of belonging to a terrorist group.

Jordan security court to try 'plot' suspects

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Jordan security court to try 'plot' suspects

Jordan has announced that it will put on trial those accused of plotting to destabilise Jordan.

Al Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in Spain'

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Al Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in Spain'

Al Araby TV and Al-Araby Al-Jadeed have condemned Hamed's 'interrogation' as an 'attack on freedom of press and human rights ...

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Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

Egypt has freed prominent dissident journalist and politician Khaled Dawoud after more than 18 months in detention.

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Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: ...

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Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little ...

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

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The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

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Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

After the dramatic events involving Prince Hamzah, the king of Jordan has announced that he will make an address.

US 'concerned' over Saudi aid worker's 20-year jail term

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US 'concerned' over Saudi aid worker's 20-year jail term

The US expressed concern after a Saudi aid worker was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

EU condemns China media 'harassment' after BBC departure

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EU condemns China media 'harassment' after BBC departure

BBC correspondent John Sudworth left China amid a 'full-on propaganda attack'.

BBC reporter leaves China, says 'too risky'

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BBC reporter leaves China, says 'too risky'

A BBC correspondent had to leave China for Taiwan after facing pressure from authorities over his reporting on Xinjiang rights abuses and the ...

Algeria jails journalist for 'defamation'

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Algeria jails journalist for 'defamation'

Algerian journalist Abdelhakim Setouane was sentenced to six months in jail for defamation of a former speaker of the lower house of parliament.

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Turkish prosecutor indicts French journalists over Erdogan-mocking caricature

A Turkish prosecutor called for four French journalists to be sentenced to up to four years in prison over a cartoon mocking Erdogan

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Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

During journalist Khaled Drareni's trial in September, his defence team said there had been "pressure (from the executive) on judges".

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Iraq's Saddam-era laws being used to silence critics

Laws inherited from Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq are still being used to silence critics 18 years later.

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No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens ...

Hopes for free media dashed in post-Gaddafi Libya

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Hopes for free media dashed in post-Gaddafi Libya

A decade after the 2011 uprising that led to the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan journalists still face difficulties to exercise their ...

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Algerian protesters call for free press, judiciary

Journalists were assaulted at last week's Hirak demonstration and authorities have threatened to permanently withdraw France 24's media ...

BBC journalist detained as junta crackdown triggers Yangon exodus

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BBC journalist detained as junta crackdown triggers Yangon exodus

The BBC said it was "extremely concerned" about Burmese journalist Aung Thura. Much of Yangon has descended into chaos as some residents try to ...

Media watchdog urges Algeria to probe violence against journalists

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Media watchdog urges Algeria to probe violence against journalists

RSF urged Algerian authorities to investigate violence against journalists at an anti-government demonstration.

Turkish journalist briefly detained over cartoon tweet

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Turkish journalist briefly detained over cartoon tweet

A journalist from Cumhuriyet was arrested for a cartoon which was said to be insulting to a religious cleric.

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