Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam, accused of inspiring mass anti-government protests in 2017, has been sentenced to death. “The court has considered 13 counts of charges together as instances of ‘corruption on earth’ and therefore passed the death sentence,” judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on Tuesday. “Corruption on Earth” is a[…]
For journalists covering the coronavirus pandemic, getting the story comes life and death risks. There is perhaps no place where that is more apparent than in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where at least 12 reporters have died during the pandemic, and more than dozen have gotten sick, according to rights groups. Guayaquil,[…]
A Turkish court on Saturday accepted an indictment on the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, reports Anadolu Agency. The 117-page indictment prepared by Istanbul prosecutors accusing 20 Saudi nationals of involvement in the gruesome premeditated murder was accepted by Istanbul’s Heavy Penal[…]
By Anees Teladia A video providing the proof of life of missing South African photo-journalist Shiraaz Mohamed has been described as a “breakthrough” by Gift of the Givers. Mohamed is currently being held hostage in Syria by an armed rebel group and has been in this situation for over two[…]
A Turkish court has sentenced a veteran journalist serving a life sentence to nearly six additional years in prison for leaking information deemed secret by the government, state-owned Anadolu news agency has said. Nazli Ilicak, 74, was sentenced to life in prison along with five other journalists last February for[…]
A devoted Muslim, a respected figure in his field, and an activist at heart, this is how veteran journalist, Ghalib Jonker, will be remembered by those who knew him intimately. Raised in apartheid South Africa, Jonker defied the order of the day, and appealing to his conscious he refused to[…]
An Israeli court on Monday sentenced a Palestinian journalist to six months in prison over charges of “incitement,” her family told Ma’an. The family of Samah Dweik, a 25-year-old journalist working for Shabakat al-Quds (The Jerusalem Network), said that she was detained in April in her home in the occupied[…]
Former director of news of Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel Ibrahim Mohamed Helal, who is among three journalists sentenced to death in absentia in Egypt, has slammed the verdict against him as politically motivated. Helal, who was among six in total given the death sentence on Saturday for allegedly leaking state[…]
Interior ministry denies police stormed union building but confirms arrest of two opposition-linked journalists. Egyptian police have stormed the press syndicate in Cairo and arrested two journalists critical of the government, a syndicate official and reporters said in what the union called an unprecedented crackdown. The interior ministry denied officers[…]
A defence lawyer for four US journalists who were arrested in Bahrain says they are heading to the airport to fly out of the country. Mohammed al-Jishi told The Associated Press that the journalists had left a police station and were on their way to the airport to fly out[…]
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