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An Egyptian court ordered the release Thursday of a journalist working for Qatar’s Al Jazeera network after nearly two and a half years of detention, a judicial source and a lawyer said. Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian national, was detained in Cairo in 2016 when he returned for a family holiday, on accusations of incitement against […]




An Egyptian court ordered the release Thursday of a journalist working for Qatar’s Al Jazeera network after nearly two and a half years of detention, a judicial source and a lawyer said. Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian national, was detained in Cairo in 2016 when he returned for a family holiday, on accusations of incitement against […]




Uganda’s high court on Thursday blocked a government bid to suspend dozens of top journalists, on the grounds their coverage of the arrest of popstar MP Bobi Wine had endangered national security. The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) earlier this month called for 13 radio and TV stations to suspend their news editors, producers and heads […]




Uganda’s high court on Thursday blocked a government bid to suspend dozens of top journalists, on the grounds their coverage of the arrest of popstar MP Bobi Wine had endangered national security. The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) earlier this month called for 13 radio and TV stations to suspend their news editors, producers and heads […]




Colombia’s army announced it would modify instructions given to troops following an article in the New York Times that claimed a new policy could result in a greater number of civilians being killed in the battle against criminals and militants. The article written by the Times’ Andean bureau chief, Nicholas Casey, claimed that the head […]




Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.