China’s Cultural Revolution at 50

Fifty years ago Chinese Premier Mao Zedong ignited the Cultural Revolution, one of the strangest and most controversial periods in China's history. The movement began out of Mao's concern the country was...

Gay magazine editor slain in Bangladesh

A founder of Bangladesh's first and only gay magazine has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka along with a friend, part of a wave of killings of liberal and secular bloggers and activists claimed by...

Five arrested in India after threats to TV anchor

Police in the south Indian state of Kerala have arrested five people from a right-wing Hindu nationalist group after a wave of threatening telephone calls to a local television news anchor. Sindhu...

Iran releases Kurdish journalist jailed since 2013

Iran has released an ethnic Kurdish journalist convicted two years ago on charges of collusion against the government and propaganda against the Islamic regime. Masoud Kordpour, a freelance journalist whose...

Brazilian radio host killed after receiving threats

A Brazilian radio journalist was killed in the early hours of Nov. 10, making him the fourth journalist to be killed this year in Brazil. Israel Gonçalves Silva had just dropped his children off to...

Vietnam police detain six over web videos

Six journalists and activists working for an independent news service were detained for several hours by Vietnamese police after airing news videos about human rights violations. The journalists, who work...

Egypt releases al-Jazeera journalists after criticism

After spending a year and a half in and out of Egyptian prisons, two al-Jazeera journalists have been released after receiving a presidential pardon. They were released  on the eve of the Islamic festival of...

Consequences for Kazakhstan’s critical journalists

Criminal libel suits, website blocking remain common. If you didn’t hear about Kazakhstan’s national election in April, you’re not alone. Even inside the central Asian country, the poll was barely...