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Pakistan Effectively Bans Ex-PM Imran Khan from TV

The government of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appears to have found a temporary solution, at least, to the problem of his predecessor and rival Imran Khan: a directive requiring the media to screen out “hatemongers, rioters, their facilitators and perpetrators” has effectively blacked out news coverage of Khan and his political comeback campaign.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan waves to his supporters during an anti-government rally, in Lahore, Pakistan, April 21, 2022. Khan called on Sunday, May 22, 2022, for his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25th, to press for fresh elections. Khan, who served as prime minister for …

China Blocks Journalists from Covering 25th Anniversary of Hong Kong Takeover

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) on Tuesday announced the Chinese Communist Party had barred at least ten local and international media organizations — including Reuters, Bloomberg News, AFP, and the South China Morning Post — from covering the 25th anniversary of the United Kingdom handing Hong Kong over to China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends an event commemorating the 110th anniversary of Xinhai Revolution at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 9, 2021. China was one of the biggest stories of 2021. Top stories included its human rights records in the Xinjiang region, Tibet and Hong …

Al Jazeera Bureau Chief Arrested in Sudan

Al-Musalmi Al-Kabbashi, Sudan bureau chief for Al Jazeera News, was arrested on Sunday by Sudanese security forces who raided his home in Khartoum. The military junta currently ruling Sudan did not give any reason for his arrest.

Al-Jazeera journalist Al-Musalmi al-Kabbashi was recently arrested amid protests in Sudan. (Screenshot: SudaneseOnline/YouTube)