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A female human rights activist and journalist has been tried by a court in the Iranian capital on charges including “warring against God,” which has the potential punishment of death. (more…)

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In Puntland, Somalia’s semi-autonomous region, a court has jailed a journalist for interviewing a Muslim leader with ties to al-Qaeda-inspired fighters, local media and an international watchdog have said. (more…)

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On Monday, an Iranian-American journalist imprisoned on charges of spying for the US was released in Tehran. It removes an obstacle to President Obama’s opening to Iran but also illustrates the volatility of the Iranian government. (more…)

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The verdict sentencing an Egyptian outspoken journalist to two months in jail has been upheld by an appeal court. Ibrahim Eissa was convicted in March, for stories he wrote on President Hosni Mubarak’s health. (more…)

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The trial of Hassan Rachidi, Al Jazeera’s bureau chief in Morocco, is due to begin at Rabat First Instance Court on Tuesday. (more…)

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Russia still looks dangerous for journalists, as two more reporters have been found dead. Ilyas Shurpayev was working on Channel One and has been found dead in his rented studio apartment on Friday, with a belt around his neck and numerous stab wounds. (more…)

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