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Egyptian authorities must stop their attacks on media freedom

PDF: Arabic Version Leading international media freedom and human rights organisations call on the EU and US to demand Egypt’s authorities drop charges against Al-Jazeera journalists and release those under arrest Article 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Index on Censorship and Reporters Without Borders today said the Egyptian authorities

Malawi: journalists beaten and detained to prevent them covering protests

Reporters Without Borders has revealed several journalists covering Malawi’s recent protests have been beaten and detained, while the government has banned radio stations from covering the demonstrations. The protests were in place to express anger against fuel shortages, price hikes and a general decline in the economy, as well as to

Kuwaiti media banned from reporting on Iran ‘spy ring’

The Kuwaiti media have been banned from reporting on the dismantling of an Iranian spy network by prosecutor-general Hamed Saleh Al-Othman. The spy ring— which was publicly revealed on 1 May—  was gathering information about Kuwaiti and US military bases on behalf of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Al-Othman told Al-Aan newspaper that

Cambodian media ‘threatened’ by government

The Cambodian government has used “threats, intimidation and legal action” to reduce the quantity of independent media reporting in the country, a new report has claimed. According to Reporters Without Borders, the governing Cambodian People’s Party is severely limiting journalists’ ability to report on private sector abuses and corruption. The

Togo bans French media

On the eve of this month’s presidential elections, the Togolese government refused to grant accreditation to French media outlets. Reporters without Borders criticised President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe after correspondents from Radio France, RTL and La Croix were refused access to the country in the build up to the disputed 4

Photographer on hunger strike in Iraq

Reuters photographer Ibrahim Jassam has been on hunger strike for four days protesting his continued detainment by US forces in Iraq. Media watchdogs have urged Iraq’s government to end harassment and intimidation of journalists and are pushing for his release. Read more here