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

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been saying for decades, writes Rami Khouri.

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

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Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

A Moroccan court has ordered that the chief editor of Moroccan independent daily Akhbar Al-Yaoum remain in custody over charges of "indecent ...

Iraqi 'experts' panned after making extraordinary coronavirus vaccine claims

Amr Salahi

Iraqi 'experts' panned after making extraordinary coronavirus vaccine claims

Two advisors to the Iraqi government have been mocked after appearing on a television show to claim that a coronavirus vaccine will be freely ...

Sam Hamad

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Comment: Sisi's regime knew full well that Scorpion prison's derelict, unsanitary hospital was full of Covid-19 cases, but they sent journalist Monir, regardless, writes Sam Hamad.

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Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir, who had been imprisoned on false news charges, has died of Covid-19.

Jo Schietti

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

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Morocco arrests journalist over 'drunk' argument after spying claims

Omar Radi, who Amnesty had previously warned was targeted by Israeli spyware but accused by authorities of being a 'foreign spy', was arrested ...

Prominent Israeli journalist, Netanyahu critic, loses TV job

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Prominent Israeli journalist, Netanyahu critic, loses TV job

Barak Ravid, Channel 13 TV’s diplomatic correspondent, is among nearly 40 people that have been dismissed from the station, Israeli media ...

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Morocco asks for proof it used spyware on journalist

Morocco has demanded Amnesty International prove that it has deployed spyware on a journalist.

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Horriya Marzouk

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 ...

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 ...

Morocco investigates journalist after Amnesty claims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco investigates journalist after Amnesty claims

Omar Radi dismissed the allegations against him as "ridiculous" and told AFP the government was tarnishing Morocco's reputation by attacking ...

Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

The journalists were detained after reporting on the death of a Turkish intelligence officer in Libya.

The New Arab Staff

Family of prominent Egyptian activist beaten outside Tora prison

The elderly mother and two sisters of jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah were beaten and robbed by 'thugs' as police stood by, a relative said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Spyware by Israel's NSO used against journalist: Amnesty

Amnesty has petitioned an Israeli court to revoke NSO's defence ministry export licence due to multiple hacking allegations.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Yousra Samir Imran

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

The death of Egyptian activist Sara Hegazy sent shockwaves through the Arab LGBT community.

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Rami G. Khouri

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

Egypt has already been named the third worst jailer of journalists, after China and Turkey, by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Harper’s Bazaar US appoints black-Arab woman for top post

Narjas Zatat

Harper’s Bazaar US appoints black-Arab woman for top post

Harper's Bazaar US just appointed its first black Arab EIC in the form of Samira Nasr, a Canadian with Lebanese and Trinidadian roots.

Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Jan-Peter Westad

Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Fears grow for political prisoners in Egypt's jails as Covid-19 spreads amid deplorable conditions.

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

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