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Oman court jails journalists, closes down newspaper

A court in Oman on Monday ordered the permanent closure of a newspaper which had reported on alleged corruption within the judiciary, and jailed three of its journalists on charges that included undermining the prestige of the state.

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Aster invites entries for media awards

Aster DM Healthcare, a Dubai-based healthcare conglomerate, is inviting journalists in the GCC to submit their work that is socially-relevant  for the Aster Media Awards. The deadline for submission is on March 15. The awards were

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Sisi pardons Al Jazeera journalist

Egypt's President Abdel Fatta Al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners, including Canadian Al Jazeera TV journalist Mohamed Fahmy, on Wednesday, security sources said. The reported pardons came a day before Sisi plans to head to New Yor

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Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 3 years in jail

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry.  

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Bahrain’s PM salutes ‘Fourth Estate’, honours journalists

Bahrain’s Premier has saluted generations of journalists and columnists ‘who toiled to promote the Fourth Estate in Bahrain and support national causes.’ "Successive generations enriched the media and laid t

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US hostage killed during rescue attempt in Yemen

A US journalist and a South African teacher held by al Qaeda militants in Yemen were killed alongside 10 of their captors during a rescue attempt by US and Yemeni forces, senior officials said on Saturday. US Secretary of State Jo

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US mother pleads to Islamic State for son's release

The mother of an American journalist held captive by militant group Islamic State released a video on Wednesday appealing directly to the group's leader for his release. "I am sending this message to you, Abu Bakr al-Bagh

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Iran detains four journalists, 3 US-Iranians

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had US-Iranian nationality.  

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Egypt frees journalist on hunger strike

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the release on Monday on medical grounds of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Al-Shamy, who had been on hunger strike for more than 130 days in protest over his detention, a statement from the prosecutor's

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Egypt frees journalist on hunger strike

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the release on Monday on medical grounds of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Al-Shamy, who had been on hunger strike for more than 130 days in protest over his detention, a statement from the prosecutor's

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