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A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

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 imprisoned activist Alaa Abdel Fattah.

Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

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Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather than ...

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Mellissa Fung

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, writes ...

Sam Hamad

How jail became a death sentence for Egyptian filmmaker

Comment: Medical negligence for political prisoners means time in Egyptian jail is nothing short of a death sentence, writes Sam Hamad.

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Amnesty reports chilling details of Egypt press crackdown

Marking World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International found Egypt's government has continued to escalate its crackdown on journalism.

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Human rights groups demand release of Algerian journalist

Human rights groups are calling for the release of Reporters Without Borders journalist Khaled Drareni as Algeria cracks down on free speech ...

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Amnesty demands release of four Yemeni journalists facing execution

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International is calling on Yemen's Houthi rebels to release journalists sentenced to death for ...

War-torn Yemen reports first two coronavirus deaths

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War-torn Yemen reports first two coronavirus deaths

Yemen's first coronavirus deaths come after aid organisations warned any coronavirus outbreak could have dire consequences after six years of ...

A Yemeni journalist

The death of journalism in Yemen's war

The threat of execution has now become a potential punishment against journalists in Yemen, reflecting the deadly reality of reporting in the ...

India's draconian internet shutdown hinders Kashmir's battle against Covid-19

Muheet ul Islam and Sheikh Uzair

India's draconian internet shutdown hinders Kashmir's battle against Covid-19

While the conflict-torn region is used to lockdowns, India's ban on high-speed internet is hindering Kashmir's ability to battle the Covid-19 ...

India cracks down on Kashmir journalists amid Covid-19 lockdown

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India cracks down on Kashmir journalists amid Covid-19 lockdown

Three Kashimiri journalists have been arrested by Indian police.

Yemen rebels urged to release journalists sentenced to death

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Yemen rebels urged to release journalists sentenced to death

The Committee to Protect Journalists [CPJ] called on Yemen's Houthi rebels to release four journalists that were sentenced to death.

Yemen's Houthi rebels sentence four journalists to death

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Yemen's Houthi rebels sentence four journalists to death

Amnesty said the four journalists have been sentenced on "trumped-up spying charges for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of ...

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Algeria, Morocco using coronavirus to curb freedoms, activists say

Algeria and Morocco appear to be using the coronavirus pandemic to quietly silence dissent and arrest journalists who are reporting on the pandemic.

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Algeria sentences another protest figure to jail

Abdelouahab Fersaoui, who heads the civic group Youth Action Rally (RAJ), was arrested in October during a demonstration in support of detainees.

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The New Arab Voice Podcast: Compelling audio journalism

The New Arab Voice podcast brings you compelling audio journalism from the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and beyond.

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Algeria using coronavirus panic to quietly arrest journalists: RSF

RSF has warned that Algeria is taking advantage of coronavirus to 'settle scores' with independent journalists covering anti-government protests.

Algeria journalist jailed in pre-trial detention

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Algeria journalist jailed in pre-trial detention

An Algerian journalist was Sunday ordered to be held in pre-trial detention, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and rights ...

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release from Iranian prison extended

The British-Iranian aid worker, who has been temporarily released from Evin prison where she is serving a five-year term, has had her furlough ...

Algeria arrests independent journalist: media watchdog

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Algeria arrests independent journalist: media watchdog

Independent Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has covered anti-government 'Hirak' protests, was arrested Friday.

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Rami G. Khouri

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Comment: Arab autocracies, Saudi-Emirati military muscle-flexing and a mythical 'international community' have all contributed to five years of ...

Yemen in Focus: 'Catastrophic abuses' five years into war

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'Catastrophic abuses' five years into war

This week we focus on Yemen's current humanitarian crisis as the country marks the fifth anniversary of the controversial Saudi-led intervention.

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