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...

Libyan journalist slain in Benghazi

A Libyan journalist who was covering fighting between Islamist militias and pro-government groups in the eastern city of Benghazi has been killed. Muftah al-Qatrani, 33, a producer for Libya's Al-Anwar...

Syria takes psychological toll on reporters

"If someone breaks a leg they get help for it." The highly-publicized deaths of James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Kenji Goto have highlighted the huge risks Western journalists take when reporting inside Syria....

Norwegian journalist detained in Yemen

A Norwegian freelance journalist has been detained in the Yemeni capital Sana'a on suspicion of sping on Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Raymond Lidal, 28, was arrested in the early morning hours of March 29...

Moroccan journalist hit with adultery charge

A Moroccan investigative journalist has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for adultery and starting a brothel in a case human rights groups say is an effort to intimidate the press. Hicham Mansouri, a...