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Kazakhstan passes controversial media law

Kazakhstan passes controversial media law

Kazakhstan on Thursday pushed through a raft of controversial amendments to a media law despite concern that the new legislation will further limit freedom of speech in the tightly-controlled nation.

65 journalists and media workers killed globally in 2017: RSF

65 journalists and media workers killed globally in 2017: RSF

Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday.

Al Jazeera celebrates its 21st anniversary amid closure calls

Al Jazeera celebrates its 21st anniversary amid closure calls

The Qatar-based media network marked its 21st anniversary on Wednesday amid calls by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt for its closure.

Bangladesh grants bail to two detained Myanmar journalists

Bangladesh grants bail to two detained Myanmar journalists

Two journalists from Myanmar, who had been detained in Bangladesh while reporting on the influx of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, have been released on bail, a police official said on Saturday.

Outspoken journalist's murder sparks outcry in India

Outspoken journalist's murder sparks outcry in India

Indian activists, politicians and journalists demanded a full investigation on Wednesday into the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor and outspoken critic of the ruling Hindu nationalist party.

Al Jazeera 'deplores' Israeli plans to close its offices

Al Jazeera 'deplores' Israeli plans to close its offices

Al Jazeera "deplores" Israel's decision to close the broadcaster's offices in the Jewish state and will pursue the matter through legal channels, an official at the Doha-based news channel said on Sunday.

Saudi-led coalition blocks UN aid staff flight to Yemen

Saudi-led coalition blocks UN aid staff flight to Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen prevented a UN flight carrying aid agency staff from travelling to the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa on Tuesday because three international journalists were also aboard.

CNN journalists resign after Trump-Russia article pulled

CNN journalists resign after Trump-Russia article pulled

Three CNN journalists have resigned following the retraction of an article that claimed the US Congress was investigating links between members of Donald Trump's administration and a Russian investment fund.

Indian editors decry order to arrest journalists

Indian editors decry order to arrest journalists

India's top journalists have accused a state parliament of ‘a gross misuse of powers and privilege’ by ordering that two editors be arrested for allegedly defaming local lawmakers.

Turkish daily prints blank edition after two journalists detained

Turkish daily prints blank edition after two journalists detained

Turkey's mass-circulation daily Sozcu printed an entirely blank edition on Saturday after two of its journalists were detained in police raids.

Germany's Kohl wins record damages for unauthorised quotes

Germany's Kohl wins record damages for unauthorised quotes

A German court ordered publisher Random House and two journalists on Thursday to pay former Chancellor Helmut Kohl record damages of €1mn for violating his privacy by publishing unauthorised quotes from hours of interviews.

Colombia probes plane crash that wiped out football team

Colombia probes plane crash that wiped out football team

Colombia was investigating on Wednesday what made a charter plane crash into its northwestern mountains, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team and 20 journalists.