Afghanistan dissolves controversial media body

Afghanistan has dissolved a controversial media panel after criticism from journalists and civil society groups that the body was used to intimidate journalists who published criticism of the...

Al-Jazeera to resume India broadcasts after ban

Al-Jazeera English will resume broadcasting in India after authorities ordered the Qatar-based channel off the air for five days for displaying maps that showed portions of the disputed region of Kashmir as...

Pro-Russian journalist shot dead in Kiev

A Ukrainian journalist known for his strong pro-Russian views has been shot to death in Kiev, just days after a pro-Russian lawmaker and journalist were found dead. Oles Buzyna, a 45-year-old journalist and...

Ethiopia’s jailed journalists

To understand Ethiopia’s election next month, where the ruling party is likely to win an overwhelming majority in parliament, it’s important to understand what happened in Africa’s second-most populous...

Maldives arrests three journalists covering protests

Police in the Indian Ocean nation of Maldives have arrested three journalists who were covering demonstrations in the capital Male calling for the release of the country's former president. Mohamed Niyaz, a...

From Brussels with love: Putin’s friends in the EU

From Greece to the U.K., Russia finds potential sympathizers The conflict in the Ukraine has heightened tensions between Russia and the European Union. Since Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in...

Malaysia seizes books by critical cartoonist

Malaysian police have seized about 200 copies of a new book by a political cartoonist known for lampooning the government, local news reports said. The cartoonist Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar...

Five South Sudanese journalists slain in ambush

Unidentified gunmen have ambushed a government convoy in South Sudan, killing at least 11 people including five journalists, press freedom groups and news reports said. The Jan. 25 attack on a convoy...

After six years, Eritrea releases six journalists

Eritrea has released six journalists from prison without explanation after nearly six years in prison without trial, press freedom groups said. Basilos Zemo, Bereket Misguina, Ghirmai Abraham, Meles Nguse,...