Coverage of Iran acid attacks leads to arrest

An Iranian photojournalist was arrested for covering a protest in the central city of Isfahan demanding justice for victims of acid attacks. Freelance photographer Aria Jafari was on assignment for the...

Protests over Egyptian editors’ loyalty pledge

At least 580 Egyptian journalists have rejected a recent pledge by newspaper editors to support the government and refrain from criticizing the police, the army and the judiciary. "Standing up to terrorism...

Iran may release jailed U.S. journalist ‘soon’

Iran may release a jailed Iranian-American correspondent imprisoned since July and held without charges. Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Iran correspondent since 2012, is being held in solitary...

Islamic State executes Iraqi cameraman

The Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) executed a captured Iraqi cameraman Oct. 10 after he refused to work for the militant Islamist group. Raad Mohamed Al-Azaoui, 37, was working as a cameraman for Sama...

Cybercrime law threatens press in Qatar

A new cybercrime law in Qatar could be used to  penalize journalists with prison sentences for offenses including violating the Gulf state's social values and disturbing the peace. Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh...

British photojournalist speaks in ISIL video

Unlike other videos featuring Western journalists released by the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL), British photographer John Cantlie was the only person on screen as he spoke. Released Sept. 18, the...

Turkey tightens web censorship laws

A newly approved Turkish law allows for officials to block any website at any time without a court order. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan approved two legislative amendments Sept. 12 that tighten government...

Islamic State threatens to behead Iraqi cameraman

Militants from the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) have threatened to behead an Iraqi cameraman kidnapped on Sept. 7. ISIL abducted Raad Mohamed al-Azaoui of Sama Alah Aldeen TV and 20 other Iraqis in...