Foreign and local journalists jailed for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament were released Friday after spending two months in prison, in a case that spiked alarm over an increasingly dangerous climate for reporters in the country.
Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday.
The Qatar-based media network marked its 21st anniversary on Wednesday amid calls by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt for its closure.
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.
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" 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.
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.
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.
Turkey's mass-circulation daily Sozcu printed an entirely blank edition on Saturday after two of its journalists were detained in police raids.