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...

Turkey charges two journalists with spying

Turkish authorities have arrested two journalists for an opposition newspaper and charged them with espionage and aiding a terrorist organization amid a continuing crackdown on government critics after the...

Two Syrian journalists found beheaded in Turkey

Two Syrian journalists and activists have been found beheaded in an apartment in the city of Sanliurfa in southeastern Turkey. No one has claimed responsibility. The collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered...

Opposition outlets shuttered in Iraqi Kurdistan

Media outlets in cities across Iraqi Kurdistan have been raided in an effort to crack down on anti-government reporting amidst a political crisis in the region. Three of the offices of opposition...

Turkish journalist arrested for ‘insulting’ tweet

A Turkish court has arrested the editor-in-chief of a daily newspaper and charged him with insulting the Turkish president. Today’s Zaman Editor-in-Chief Bülent Keneş was arrested Oct. 10 after being...

Turkish reporter beaten after public death threat

A prominent Turkish journalist critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has been hospitalized after being assaulted and beaten outside his home in Istanbul after a columnist for a pro-ruling...