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A Sudanese poet is facing prison time for reciting a poem that honours the victims massacred in by Sudan's military during 2019 uprising.

Journalists in Yemen remain among the world's most endangered.

MENA region ‘toughest and most dangerous for journalists’: <em>RSF</em>

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MENA region ‘toughest and most dangerous for journalists’: RSF

Reporters Without Borders described the Middle East's media landscape as 'moribund.'

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.

Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

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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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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.

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Watchdog urges Morocco to release jailed W Sahara journalist

Moroccan authorities are being urged to free Mohamed Lamine Haddi, who has reportedly been force fed in prison.

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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

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

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Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

Hrant Dink's death plunged Turkey's Armenian community into mourning and sparked a sprawling trial that lasted over a decade and involved top ...

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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".

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 ...

Algerian protesters call for free press, judiciary

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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 ...

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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Algeria threatens to withdraw 'biased' France 24 press accreditation

Broadcaster France 24 has been threatened by Algerian authorities over alleged bias in its reporting of the pro-democracy Hirak protests.

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Turkish court rejects adding US report to Khashoggi trial

The presiding judge said the addition of the declassified US report would "bring nothing" to Turkey's trial of 26 Saudi suspects for the murder ...

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Watchdog RSF files lawsuit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said that it had filed a criminal case in a German court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...

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59 Algerian pro-democracy activists released from jail: ministry

Dozens of pro-democracy activists were released from jail, Algeria's justice ministry confirmed on Saturday.

Prominent Algerian journalist's appeal postponed until March

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Prominent Algerian journalist's appeal postponed until March

Arrested on charges of "inciting an unarmed gathering" and "endangering national unity" after covering Hirak demonstrations, the 40-year-old was ...

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Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

At least 35 Algerian pro-democracy activists were freed from jail in the past 24 hours under presidential pardons, the National Committee for ...

Qatar emir receives Sudan General 'Hemedti' in Doha

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Qatar emir receives Sudan General 'Hemedti' in Doha

Sudan's General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, widely known as Hemedti, briefed the emir on the latest developments in Khartoum and thanked him for ...

Sudan's Hemedti to visit Qatar

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Sudan's Hemedti to visit Qatar

The planned trip comes amid the easing of the Gulf blockade against Qatar.

Anti-government protests erupt in Sudan following surging fuel prices

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Anti-government protests erupt in Sudan following surging fuel prices

Sudan has faced a severe economic crisis, worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

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