Doha Centre for Media Freedom will be attending events in Latvia to celebrate World Press Freedom Day
The centre's executive committee has been restructured with a new acting director general having been appointed
The latest video from the ISIL extremist group shows Japanese journalist Kenji Goto being beheaded by his captors
DCMF calls on media organisations to maintain objectivity and professionalism in their work and avoid publishing provocative material
Three gunmen attacked the premises of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, leaving 12 dead, including eight journalists, according to reports
Luke Somers, 33, was killed during rescue operation by US and Yemeni forces in the southern Shabwa province.
DCMF will present a working paper on developing a model for a MIL education in the Arab world at an upcoming conference in Cairo
DCMF joined 22 other press freedom and media development organisations to reaffirm their commitment to implementing the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity
Based upon deliberations during the "Towards Ending Impunity" forum in Doha, DCMF has developed an action plan for tackling the deadly issue of impunity
Ahead of International Day to End Impunity, DCMF repeats calls for action to promote justice and for immediate release of Al Jazeera journalists
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Muftah Al-Qatrani was found dead in his office on Wednesday
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Indian officials have banned Al Jazeera for five days over broadcasting "wrong maps" of Kashmir
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The Pulitzer prizes, which were first awarded in 1917, honour work published by US news organisations, or of American authors and composers.
Jason Rezaian has been held in detention for around 260 days in Iran's capital Tehran
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Pakistani digital activists are concerned that the new cybercrime bill will allow the government to censor content indiscriminately
Confiscation of newspapers is a common practice in Sudan in order to censor the media and weaken it economically.
Malaysian government has filed nine sedition charges against prominent political cartoonist Zunar
A Norwegian freelance journalist has been detained for two weeks according to reports, representing the latest violation of media freedom in Yemen
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In less than two months, another blogger has been hacked to death by Islamists
Several Malaysian journalists were arrested this week on sedition charges but were released later.
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Despite the economic development the country has experienced in recent years, freedom of expression and media freedom in continue to be highly restricted in Ethiopia
Yassine Ayari was prosecuted for accusing officers and Defence Ministry officials of financial abuse.
Raymond Lidal, 28, was accused of spying and of illegally working as a journalist after entering the country on a tourist visa.
Karma Khayat and her TV station are accused of revealing details about key protected witnesses.
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With journalists facing extreme danger in many parts of the world, a number of organisations are offering safety training to enable them to work more securely
Rezaian, who is a dual US-Iranian citizen, is reportedly accused of espionage and acting against national security.
The bill gives law enforcement and intelligence agencies access to live phone and cellular data for anyone suspected of being connected to terrorism.
Journalist and human rights defender Mazen Darwish and two of his colleagues are accused of promoting terrorist acts.
There is no immediate indication the attack is linked to a massive cyber attack against French station TV5Monde on Wednesday which Paris said was likely a "terrorist act."
Ned Parker was threatened on Facebook and denounced by a Shi'ite news channel in reaction to a Reuters report on looting in Tikrit.
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HRW Middle East researcher discusses media freedom in Qatar, highlighting problems with the draft media law and other issues