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Algerian court reduces jail sentence for journalist

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Algerian court reduces jail sentence for journalist

Abdelkrim Zeghileche, head of the web-based Radio-Sarbacane, was sentenced in August to two years in prison for "undermining national unity" and "insulting the head of state".

UAE jails two over 'fake news' Covid-19 deaths story

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UAE jails two over 'fake news' Covid-19 deaths story

Two people, including a journalist, were sentenced to prison in the UAE over a 'fabricated' report on coronavirus deaths.

Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

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Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

Algerians are set to vote on a constitutional referendum the government touts as heralding a 'new republic' that has been rejected by the ...

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US says Sudan to normalise ties with Israel

Palestinian officials have slammed the move as a 'stab in the back'.

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Egypt journalists 'crushed like grains', women's rights group says

The ‘Coalition for Women in Journalism’ released a damning statement accusing the Egyptian regime of 'crushing' independent journalists.

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Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

Basma Mostafa was brought before prosecutors on Sunday after she had gone missing the day before while reporting on unrest in the village of ...

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Algerian president accuses RSF of trying to ‘destabilise’ country

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has lashed out at media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, accusing it of trying to ‘destabilise’ the ...

Kabul US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

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Kabul US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

The US warning comes as the Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are sitting together for the first time to try to find a peaceful end ...

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Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

Press freedom advocates have called for the release of Khaled Drareni, an Algerian journalist arrested over his coverage of ...

Algeria journalist denies 'incitement' charge in appeal hearing

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Algeria journalist denies 'incitement' charge in appeal hearing

Khaled Drareni has appealed his sentence of three years in prison over his coverage of anti-government protests in Algeria.

Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

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Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

Egypt's top translation institution has barred foreign books that criticise religion or violate social values, with fears it could extend to ...

Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

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Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

"We are launching an appeal to citizens, to the elites, to all journalists, wherever they may be, inside or outside the country," said the ...

Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid ...

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Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

The trial of Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom advocate Khaled Drareni begins in Algiers today.

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Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with ...

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UN 'dismayed' at Libya journalist's 15-year prison term

UNSMIL voiced dismay at the sentencing of Ismail Abuzreiba to 15 years imprisonment following a trial by a military tribunal in the country's ...

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Turkey orders German newspaper reporter jailed for 'PKK propaganda'

A Turkish court sentenced well-known Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yucel to almost three years in jail.

Algeria cuts journalist jail term to 15 months

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Algeria cuts journalist jail term to 15 months

Djamel Toubal, who had been sentenced to a two-year prison term for Facebook posts deemed to support anti-government protests, has had his ...

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The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Egypt has censored all independent reporting on sensitive political topics, with journalists and social media users only allowed to communicate ...

Egyptian judge who drafted anti-torture law dismissed from council

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Egyptian judge who drafted anti-torture law dismissed from council

Veteran Judge Asim Abdul Jabbar had been set to resume membership of the seven-member council in 2021, before his name was suddenly dropped off ...

Award-winning Filipino journalist conviction sparks international outrage

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Award-winning Filipino journalist conviction sparks international outrage

A trial, labelled by rights groups as another example of limitations of press freedom amid an ongoing rights crackdown by President ...

Jailed Iran activist Narges Mohammadi seeks medical treatment

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Jailed Iran activist Narges Mohammadi seeks medical treatment

Jailed Iran activist Narges Mohammadi has requested temporary release to seek medical treatment for lung issues.

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