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...

Yemen instability bolsters al-Qaida group

Yemen's instability is an opportunity for Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula With continuing carnage in Syria and Iraq and a recent election in Israel, there’s one story that has been overshadowed from the...

Japan seizes passport of Syria-bound journalist

Following the beheadings of two of its citizens by the Islamic State in the Levant, Japan has confiscated the passport of a 59-year-old photojournalist who was planning to travel to Syria. Freelance...

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...

Kazakh journalists arrested over protest

At least four Kazakh journalists and activists were briefly detained in the city of Almaty in advance of a protest over the government's December decision to shutdown a critical magazine in the central Asian...