India’s holy mess

The Ganges is both sacred and polluted. Taking a dip in the Ganges River is a lifelong ambition for many Hindus. But Sudha Ramachandran, an India-based freelance journalist, says she wouldn’t even put her...

Al-Jazeera reporter killed in Syria

An al-Jazeera correspondent was killed in Syria while attempting to flee gunfire between rebels and government forces in the town of al Sheikh Maskin near the southern city of Daraa. Mahram al-Deeri, 31,...

Thai reporter taken off air for junta criticism

A broadcast reporter in Thailand has been forced off air for violating orders under martial law that prohibits critical reporting on the ruling junta, local news reports said. Nattaya Wawweerakup from Thai...

Project Exile: Uighur reporter fears return to China

"I love being a journalist because we are targeting a specific area and providing a voice for the voiceless people." Mamtjan Juma was once a Western art teacher in China's remote western Xinjiang Uighur...

Protests over Egyptian editors’ loyalty pledge

At least 580 Egyptian journalists have rejected a recent pledge by newspaper editors to support the government and refrain from criticizing the police, the army and the judiciary. "Standing up to terrorism...

Myanmar journalist killed in military custody

A Myanmar journalist was killed in military custody in early October after he was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic Karen separatists. Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Pary Gyi, was...

Myanmar news site hacked for Islamic coverage

The website of an independent newsmagazine in Myanmar was hacked Oct. 2 by a group that accused the outlet of supporting “jihad" local media reported. The Irrawaddy’s English-language website was...

Congo expels journalist who reported on attack

The Republic of Congo has expelled a local journalist who reported on the attack of a television news host who had angered police and government officials with his coverage. Sadio Kante, a freelance...