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Algeria Releases Blogger Jailed for Interviewing Israeli Official

TEL AVIV – The Algerian government on Monday released blogger Marzoug Touati after he embarked on a hunger strike last summer in protest over the seven-year prison term he received for interviewing an Israeli Foreign Ministry official.

An unidentified female Colombian suspect in handcuffs is presented to the press after her Monday arrest in connection with seized cocaine at a police base in Lima, Peru, Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011. According to police, about one ton of cocaine was seized during two operations, on Aug. 11 and Aug. …

Hayward: The True State of Freedom of the Press in 2018

The topic of press freedom is much on the media’s mind as 2018 draws to a close. Much of the U.S. media believes it is suffering through uniquely dark times because President Donald Trump has been fiercely, often hyperbolically, critical of its work.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO AND POOL / JASON LEE (Photo credit should read JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Turkey Leads Rise in Journalist Detentions

The number of journalists detained worldwide rose in 2016, an increase related to Turkey where more than 100 journalists and media contributors are in jail, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses lawmakers at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Erdogan said that he has concerns about possible NATO military action in Libya, but he has not flatly opposed such a mission. "Turkey will not point arms at the Libyan people," he …

Foreign Press to Knesset: We’re Not Biased Against Israel

TEL AVIV – The head of Israel’s Foreign Press Association told Israel’s Knesset on Tuesday that he strongly rejects claims of inherent anti-Israel bias in the international media, the Times of Israel reported. “We go through a very rigorous process

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​​Egypt Second Largest Jailer Of Journalists, China Takes #1 Spot

TEL AVIV – Egypt is second only to China as the world’s worst jailer of journalists, according to a new report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. “Perhaps nowhere has the climate for the press deteriorated more rapidly than

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