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Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid condemnation from human rights and press freedom groups.

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

Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

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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 the prosecution calling for a four-year prison term.

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

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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 ...

Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

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Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

The ex-correspondent of France24 was detained in the capital Algiers.

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Armed group attacks Darfur village, killing at least 7

"The militia that committed this crime is supported by the old regime," a rebel spokesman said, referring to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

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Sudan force says 160 Libya bound 'mercenaries' arrested

"Sending Sudanese to fight in Libya as mercenaries is unacceptable," an RSF commander said.

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Amnesty demands Sudan investigate militia killings of Darfur protesters

Sudanese authorities must end impunity for its allied militia groups, Amnesty has said, two days after nine protesters were killed and homes ...

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Nine dead after Sudan militia attacks Darfur sit-in

Dozens of others were injured when militiamen, allegedly state paramilitaries, forcibly dispersed the protest camp in Fata Burno, North Darfur.

Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

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Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

Sudan's infamous Janjaweed militia is reportedly stealing and assaulting locals in Libya as they fight alongside rogue General Khalifa Haftar's ...

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Hundreds of protesters keep up rally in Sudan's Darfur

Protesters in Sudan's conflict-stricken Darfur region have vowed to continue a sit-in until their demands are met.

Sudan fires Darfur officials as anti-militia sit-in continues

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Sudan fires Darfur officials as anti-militia sit-in continues

Hundreds of demonstrators have been gathered in Nertiti, Central Darfur, calling for an end to violence by 'state sanctioned' armed groups.

Sudanese government officials negotiate with hundreds of Darfur protesters

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Sudanese government officials negotiate with hundreds of Darfur protesters

A Sudanese government delegation travelled to Central Darfur province to meet with hundreds of refugee protesters camped out for days to demand ...

India tightens the noose on Kashmir's media

Aamir Ali Bhat

India tightens the noose on Kashmir's media

A new law empowers the Indian state to legally and economically punish journalists in Kashmir for publishing 'fake news' and 'anti-national ...

US to lift Sudan sanctions 'after elections': reports

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US to lift Sudan sanctions 'after elections': reports

Washington plans to lift sanctions on Khartoum after the country holds its first democratic elections following a three-year transitional ...

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Algeria cracks down on activists to break protest movement

Algeria has intensified its crackdown on an anti-government protest movement in a bid to discourage demonstrations once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

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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 Rodrigo ...

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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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Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

Dozens of women who were raped during the brutal dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in camp one year ago are forced to wrestle with their trauma alone.

Sudan's Hamdok vows 'retribution' for victims of Khartoum massacre

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Sudan's Hamdok vows 'retribution' for victims of Khartoum massacre

The transitional authorities have formed a committee to probe the massacre but have yet to announce its findings.

Alessandra Bajec

Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

Repression has intensified against regime dissidents and independent media as the Algerian government maintains a coronavirus lockdown across ...

Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

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Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

Sudanese protesters took to the streets on the anniversary of the bloody crackdown, in which men in military fatigues killed at least 128 people.

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Jo Schietti

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 ...

Egypt releases Mada Masr editor-in-chief on bail

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Egypt releases Mada Masr editor-in-chief on bail

Attalah was released following her arrest on Sunday outside Cairo's Tora Prison where she had been interviewing Laila Soueif, the mother of ...

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