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04 August 2017

The Philippines on Friday ordered a special investigation into the killing of a former newspaper editor with strong government ties, in one of the world's most dangerous nations for reporters. ...

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02 August 2017

Turkish authorities have arrested a freelance French journalist on charges of links to a Kurdish militia Ankara regards as a terror group, the latest foreign reporter to run into trouble in the country, judicial sources said on Wednesday. ...

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01 August 2017

The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday released the first edition of a magazine for women, apparently aiming to convince its target readership to join the militant group and take up jihad. ...

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30 July 2017

Russia's Kremlin-backed international broadcaster RT said a correspondent from its Arabic-language channel was killed Sunday by shelling from the Islamic State group in Syria's Homs province. ...

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28 July 2017

A Turkish court was due Friday to decide whether to release journalists from the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet jailed on charges of supporting "terrorism", in a trial seen as a test for press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ...

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25 July 2017

Journalists and human rights activists on Tuesday denounced "threats" by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatari media organisations, including satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera. ...

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25 July 2017

A Moroccan court on Tuesday sentenced to three months in jail a journalist accused of having "invited" people to take part in banned protests in the restive north, his website said. ...

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25 July 2017

At least 10 journalists were killed in Afghanistan in the first half of 2017, a 35 percent surge from last year, a media watchdog said Tuesday, with rampant violence on the rise in the war-torn country. ...

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22 July 2017

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Saturday accused the Moroccan authorities of hindering coverage of unrest in the Rif region which has been shaken by protests for nine months. ...

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22 July 2017

President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked The New York Times and its "sick agenda," alleging that one of the paper's reports thwarted a US bid to take out Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. ...

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