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Algerian journalist and whistle-blower Noureddine Tounsi was sentenced to a year in prison after being detained since September.

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

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Mansour Omari

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its own links to the conflict, writes Mansour Omari.

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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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: Jordanians will be the last to know.

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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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EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The EU's top two officials voiced concerns over human rights in Turkey, while expressing hope for stronger ties.

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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.

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

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 ...

Algeria supreme court orders retrial for prominent journalist

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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 ...

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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.

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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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Egypt releases journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Journalists Islam El-Kalhy and Hassan Al-Qabbani were released on Sunday after a respective six months and 1.5 years in pre-trial detention.

Turkish court rejects adding US report to Khashoggi trial

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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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Myanmar security forces fire on anti-coup protesters

Myanmar security forces fired on protesters demonstrating against the February 1 coup.

Watchdog RSF files lawsuit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi

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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 ...

Egyptian journalist detained upon return to Cairo

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Egyptian journalist detained upon return to Cairo

Exiled writer Jamal al-Jaml disappeared upon his return to Cairo late last month and resurfaced on Saturday before the State Security ...

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Mansour Omari

Verbatim transcript of Syrian Koblenz trial is a must

Comment: The Koblenz trial is of national interest to Germany. Denying that, is to also deny Syrians a valuable, formal archive of Assad's ...

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