Ethiopian journalists charged with terrorism

Six bloggers and three journalists were charged with terrorism July 17, following their arrest and imprisonment in April.  While one of the bloggers was charged in absentia, the rest appeared in an Addis...

Scotland leaves independence up to voters

On September 18, voters in Scotland will determine if Scotland should become an independent nation. The September referendum follows an unexpected majority victory by the Scottish National Party (SNP) in...

Israeli troops accused of targeting journalists

Israeli troops have deliberately targeted journalists during the escalating conflict between Hamas and Israel, a press freedom group said. Journalists from all sides have increasingly found themselves...

Japanese comics fill media void on Fukushima

Comic books tread where journalists dare not In Japan, the most accurate way to find out what’s really happening at the contaminated Fukushima nuclear plant may not be newspaper, television or radio. It...

Ukraine ceasefire in doubt as mistrust grows

Efforts to end the conflict are hindered by divisions in Ukraine — and between Russia and the West. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s declaration of a ceasefire June 20 upped expectations that a...

Egyptian court convicts Al-Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court sentenced an Al-Jazeera journalist to 10 years in prison and another two journalists for the network to seven years for false news reporting and aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Six...

Jordan charges media staff

Jordanian prosecutors have charged thirteen employees of a television station under a new terrorism law, following a June 9 police raid on the outlet, Agence France-Presse reported. Staff at the Al-Abasiya...

Timeline: Press casualties in Afghanistan

Since the start of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, 28 journalists have been killed while on the job, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The deadliest year of the war for journalists was 2001,...