Attack on journalists
Julian Assange Julian Assange prepares for last-ditch legal appeal after UK High Court dismisses plea against extradition

As the Wikileaks founder is brought “dangerously close” to being extradited to the US, Assange and his family will attempt a last-ditch effort with a renewed appeal to the UK High Court

Still no justice, a year since Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing

The senior Al-Jazeera journalist was killed and her colleagues attacked by Israeli forces while they were covering an Israeli army raid on a refugee camp in Jenin in the occupied West Bank last year in May

World Press Freedom Day Tricon On World Press Freedom Day, progressives draw attention to Assange and other journalists under attack

In a Press Freedom Day panel discussion, progressive journalists sought to highlight the ongoing persecution of the WikiLeaks founder and the many ways in which journalists are under attack the world over

Bangladesh journalists injured Unions condemn assault on journalists inside Bangladesh’s Supreme Court 

At least 10 journalists were injured during police action at the Supreme Court in Bangladesh on March 15. The journalists were covering the Bar Association Election

Shireen Abu Akleh killing Israel lashes out against US decision to investigate killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

For months, the US had declined to conduct any investigation into the killing of the Palestinian journalist and accepted the Israeli version calling it an accident. This is despite repeated appeals by Akleh’s family and human rights groups for an inquiry

Nada Homsi released in Lebanon Journalist Nada Homsi freed after 23 days of illegal detention in Lebanon

Homsi was in Lebanon working with US news outlet NPR (National Public Radio) when she was detained on November 16 after members of the Lebanese General Security Directorate raided her home

Tamil journalist attacked in Sri Lanka Media fraternity condemns military assault on Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka

Tamil journalist Viswalingam Viswachandran was reportedly attacked by military personnel while he was covering a memorial for those killed in the civil war in the northeastern Sri Lankan town of Mullaitivu 

Ahead of appeals hearing, rights groups reiterate demand for Assange’s release

During the appeals hearing, the US will challenge the decision of a lower court to deny the extradition of Julian Assange. Rights groups have called the prosecution of Assange an attack on press freedom

Citizens lab report Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists allegedly hacked using Israeli spyware

According to Canada-based Citizen Lab, the UAE and Saudi Arabia hacked the Al-Jazeera journalists’ iPhones using Israel-based NSO group’s Pegasus spyware

basma-mostafa arrested Egypt Journalist Basma Mostafa arrested in Egypt

Basma Mostafa was arrested when she went to cover protests following the alleged murder of a man in a police raid last week. Media reports say she has been accused of spreading false news and joining a terrorist organization

Algerian journalist acquitted Algerian journalist Belkacem Djir acquitted of all charges by Algiers court

34-year-old Djir was accused of ‘blackmail’ and using a ‘false identity’ and sentenced to three years in prison in a common law case. He is now expected to be released soon after over a year in detention 

Khashoggi murder trial Saudi court revises sentence of convicts in Jamal Khashoggi murder case

The eight unidentified convicts in the Jamal Khashoggi murder case will spend between seven and 20 years in jail. Agnes Callamard, UN’s special rapporteur, welcomed the commuting of death sentences but called the judgement a parody of justice